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The Page That Counts :: Winter 2008

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Map of Iran

Percentage of Iranians who favor normal relations and trade with the United States: 68

Percentage of Iranians who strongly support a democratic system: 79[1]


 

image of Cotton growing

Dollar value of sales of organic cotton in the United States in 2001: 86 million

Dollar value of sales of organic cotton in the United States in 2005: 275 million

Projected dollar value of sales of organic cotton in the United States by the end of 2008: 2.6 billion[2]


 

Number of guns in the United States per 100 citizens: 90

Number of guns in Yemen (ranked second in per capita gun ownership) per 100 citizens: 61

Number of guns in England and Wales per 100 citizens: 6[3]


 

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Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds stating that time with family is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 20

Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds stating that time with friends is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 15

Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds who state that money is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 1[4]


 

Number of diagnoses of bipolar disorder for patients under age 20 in 1994: 20,000

Number of diagnoses of bipolar disorder for patients under age 20 in 2003: 800,000[5]


 

Image of prison bars

Number incarcerated out of every 100,000 black males in Apartheid South Africa in 1993: 851[6]

Number incarcerated out of every 100,000 black males in the United States in 2006: 4,789[7]


 

image of a polar bear

Smallest extent of Arctic sea ice in 1987, in square kilometers: 6.9 million

Smallest extent of Arctic sea ice in 2007, in square kilometers: 4.1 million[8]

Percentage by which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underestimated the rate at which polar ice is melting: 50[9]

Percentage of Alaskan polar bears that scientists project will die by 2050 because of melting ice caps: 100[10]


 

Percentage decrease of cancer death rates in the U.S. between 2002 and 2004: 2.1

Percentage decrease between 1993 and 2002: 1.1[11]


 

Image of a Kalashnikov rifle

Price, in Iraq, of a standard wooden Kalashnikov assault rifle in 2003: $80-$150

Price, in Iraq, of a standard wooden Kalashnikov assault rifle in 2006: $400-$800[12]


 

image of empty billboard in Sao Paulo. Photo by Tony de Marco

Number of billboards removed from São Paulo, Brazil after the city's near-complete ban on outdoor advertising went into effect in early 2007: 15,000[13]

 

 

 

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  1. “Polling Iranian Public Opinion: An Unprecedented Nationwide Survey of Iran,” Terror Free Tomorrow, 2007.
    http://www.terrorfreetomorrow.org/upimagestft/TFT%20Iran%20Survey%20Report.pdf

  2. “Spring 2006 Organic Cotton Market Report,” Organic Exchange.
    http://www.organicexchange.org/marketreport.php

  3. “Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City,” Small Arms Survey.http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/files/sas/publications/yearb2007.html

  4. “Youth Happiness Study,” Associated Press-MTV Poll, released August 20, 2007. http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/about/pdfs/APMTV_happinesspoll.pdf

  5. “National Trends in the Outpatient Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Youth,” Carmen Moreno, MD et al, Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 64 No. 9, September 2007.
    http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/64/9/1032

  6. “Americans Behind Bars: The International Use of Incarceration, 1992-1993, Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project, September 1994. http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/other/sp/abb.htm

  7. “Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006,” Bureau of Justice Statistics.
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/pjim06.htm

  8. Numbers provided by National Snow and Ice Data Center User Services.

     

  9. “Arctic Ice Melt Gets Stark Reassessment,” Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News, September 6, 2007. http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/09/06/arcticice_pla.html

  10. “Polar Bear Population in Dire Straits,” John Heilprin, The Guardian, September 7, 2007.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6904747,00.html

  11. “Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004,” The American Cancer Society, et al. October 15, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/documents/annual_report_on_cancer_101507.pdf

  12. “Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City,” Small Arms Survey. http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/files/sas/publications/yearb2007.html

  13. “Sao Paulo: A City Without Ads,” David Evan Harris, Adbusters, August 21, 2007. http://www.adbusters.org/the_magazine/73/So_Paulo_A_City_Without_Ads.html

     

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