The Page That Counts :: Fall 2008

Number of states whose lawmakers have moved to restrict sales of foreign-made American flags: 10 [1]

Value of U.S. flags imported in 2007: $4.7 million [2]

 


 

Now Hiring Sign

Percentage of women recommended for hire based on resumés created by researchers for a recent study: 84

Percentage of women recommended for hire when otherwise identical resumés indicated they were mothers: 46.8

Percentage of men recommended for hire based on resumés created for the study: 61.7

Percentage of men recommended for hire when otherwise identical resumés indicated they were fathers: 73.4 [3]

 


 


Number of stay-at-home moms in the United States in 2006: 5.6 million [4]

Number of stay-at-home dads in the United States in 2006: 159,000 [5]

 


 


Amount of asparagus, in pounds, that the winner of this year’s World Deep-Fried Asparagus-Eating

Competition consumed: 8.8 [6]

Time, in minutes, of the contest: 10 [7]

 


 

car

Number of full-size sport utility vehicles GM sold in 2002, the peak selling year for the vehicles: 600,000

Number of full-size SUVs GM is on track to sell this year: less than 250,000

Number of truck and SUV production plants GM will close in an effort to shift production to smaller vehicles: 4 [8]

 


 


Estimated number of centenarians in the United States in November 2007: 84,331

Projected number of centenarians in the United States in 2040: 580,605 [9]

 


 


Number of journalists killed in Iraq since 2003 as of July 2008: 130 [10]

Number of journalists killed during World War II: 69

Number of journalists killed during the 20-year conflict in Vietnam and Cambodia: 63 [11]

 


 


Number of magazines about cats in 2007: 13

Number of magazines about dogs in 2007: 69

Number of magazines about horses in 2007: 141 [12]

 


 

From the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign Album. Visit www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign

Original tree-planting goal of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign: 1 billion

The number of trees planted within the campaign’s first 18 months: 2 billion

The campaign’s new goal of trees to be planted by the end of 2009: 7 billion [13]

 


 

 

 

More Page That Counts


YES! Magazine graphic
Winter 2008

Percentage of Iranians who favor normal relations and trade with the United
States: 68
Percentage of Iranians who strongly support a
democratic system: 79
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The souped-down 1959 Opel T-1 that achieved 376.59 miles per gallon in a 1973 contest. Photo by Cosmopolitan Motors
Summer 2008

Miles per gallon a car got in a 1973 contest sponsored by Shell: 376.59

Read more...

 


  1. “Oh Say, Is That Banner Made in the U.S.A.?” Kim Mendelsohn, Stateline.org, May 5, 2008.


  2. “The Fourth of July 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, May 5, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/PressRelease/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011920.html

  3. “Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?” Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard and In Paik, American Journal of Sociology, March 2007.


  4. “Mother’s Day: May 11, 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, March 13, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011633.html

  5. “Father’s Day: June 15, 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, April 17, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011778.html

  6. “Joey Owns Stockton,” International Federation of Competitive Eating, April 26, 2008.


  7. “Competitive Champs to Vie for Fried Asparagus Title,” Stockton Asparagus Festival, 2008.


  8. “G.M. Shifts Focus to Small Cars in Sign of Sport Utility Demise,” Bill Vlasic, The New York Times, June 4, 2008.


  9. “Older Americans Month: May 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, March 3, 2008.

  10. “Iraq: Journalists in Danger,” Committee to Project Journalists, May 30, 2008.


  11. “59 Journalists Who Died Covering the News in 2005 Added to Journalists Memorial,” The Freedom Forum, May 3, 2006.


  12. “Number of Magazines by Category,” American Society of Magazine Editors, January 2008.


  13. “Billion Tree Campaign to Grow into the Seven Billion Tree Campaign,” United Nations Environment Programme, May 13, 2008.