Cell owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchange an average of 110 messages on a normal day—that works out to more than 3,200 texts per month.
Concerns about the school environment (safety, drugs, or negative peer pressure), was the most cited reason that parents gave for home-schooling their children.
Fully 76 percent of young adults believe their personal financial situation will improve over the course of the next year, compared with fewer than half of those ages 30 and older.
72 percent of American Muslims say their communities are good or excellent places to live, and they believe in the American dream.
Vaccines not only save lives; they save health care dollars. US government investments in the smallpox vaccine have yielded a return of $32 million every 26 days, while every dollar spent on the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine saves $21, and a dollar spent on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine saves $29.
In a 2008 poll, 36 percent of Americans thought that the US was more safe from terrorism as a result of the US military action against Iraq; 24 percent thought we were less safe, 38 percent thought it made no difference and 2 percent was unsure. In 2010, the poll resulted in 25 percent of Americans think we are more safe from terrorism, 18 percent thinks we are less safe, 55 percent thinks it has made no difference and 2 percent was unsure.