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Statistics for Christian communicators.

Number of times a child laughs each day, on average: 400

Number of times an adult laughs each day, on average: 15

Number of Americans with stress-related insomnia: 1 in 5

Number on any given day who need more sleep: 45 million

Percentage decrease in average sleep time, since 1900: 20

Percentage of Americans attending church in 1992: 40

In 1972: 40

Percentage of Americans-men, women, and children-receiving food stamps in February 1993: 10.5

Rank of drunk driving, among reasons for arrests in U.S.: 1

U.S. residents for whom English is a foreign tongue: 1 in 7

Percentage increase since 1980: 38

U.S. residents who speak little or no English: 1 in 25

Percentage of children under age 6 in child care, in 1990: 58

In 1970: 29

Percentage of children living in single-parent families, in 1991: 28

In 1960: 10

Percentage of adults who see a parent at least weekly: 54

Who talk by phone to a parent at least weekly: 68

Number of elderly (over 60) in Europe and North America: 185 million ...

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