Facts & Trends

Weight Gain In America

The average American woman now weighs 166.2 pounds, about the same as the average American man weighed in the early 1960's.  Over the same time period, U.S. men have gained nearly 30 pounds, from 166.3 in the '60's to 195.5 ...
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India’s Air Quality Index

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first air-quality index in April, but pollution will keep growing unless India stems coal production, which Modi has pledged to double by 2020 ...
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Millennial Views

The lower you go on the generational totem pole, the more ethnically diverse you get. Young adults between 18-24 (so-called Millennial) don't like racial labels because they don't recognize the dividing lines of the past—they are the vanguard of a ...
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Secret Santa

An anonymous "Secret Santa" traveled to New Jersey and New York last week to hand out $100 bills to people who'd lost their homes and possessions in Hurricane Sandy.  The Kansas City, Mo., businessman spent a day in Elizabeth, N.J., and ...
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Ratio of Shootings In Our Own Communities

Ratio of shooters in the U.S. who attack their own communities: 2 in 3 ...
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Owned Stock

Percentage of U.S. stock owned by the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans: 89 ...
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Football and Rugby

Percentage change since 2009 in the number of Americans who play football: -17 Who play rugby: +77 ...
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IS CLIMATE CHANGE LARGELY THE RESULT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY?

The pollster Ipsos MORI put the question to people in 20 countries. Here’s a sampling of how many said yes: ...
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THE HOOK

Crack cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs because of its strong, quick-onset high that lasts minutes, leaving users wanting more. Less addictive drugs are not necessarily less dangerous. Opioid pills, for example, can be gateway drugs to heroin ...
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Having No Religion

A Pew survey found that one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion. “Nones” are growing faster than any religious group in America ...
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