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Percentage of high school seniors who have had sexual intercourse: 72

Percentage who have had at least 4 partners: 19

Ratio of churches to people in the U.S.: 1:900

Percentage of people who say religion answers today's problems: 60

In 1984:56

Percentage of Americans who pray daily: 75

Percentage who say they have had prayers answered: 95

Number of suicides, per 100,000 people ages 15 to 19: 11.1

Per 100,000 people ages 75 to 84: 24.9

Number of swear words in vocabulary of average American male: 58

Of average American female: 29

Estimated number of U.S. couples trying to adopt a child: 1,500,000

Number of infants available for adoption: 25,000

Percentage of children living with only one parent, in 1970: 12

In 1992: 27

Ratio of unmarried couples to married couples, in 1970: 1:100

In 1992: 6:100

Percentage of 1992's incoming theology students in the U.S. and Canada who were female: 43

Who were 31 or older: 45

Percentage of Americans who believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God: 80

Percentage who believe ...

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