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LATEST HARPER'S INDEX

From: eric
Sent on: Friday, March 22, 2013 1:39 PM
Here are some of the latest facts from the Harper's Index in the April issue of Harper's.

Percentage of the U S population that is foreign-born:  13
Percentage foreign born in 1913:  15
Change in the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U S since 2007:  -900,000
Portion of Republicans who supported a "path to citizenship" in a February Washington Post poll:  3/5
Portion who supported the same policy when President Obama's name was included in the question:  2/5
Amount the Obama administration spent on immigration enforcement last year:  $18 billion
Amount the Justice Department spent on all law enforcement (excl. immigration):  $12.4 billion
Percentage of U S Hispanics who "strongly disagree" with the statement that racism is "by and large a thing of the past":  32
Percentage of U S whites who do:  34
Percentage of U S blacks who do:  58
Number of Alabama jury-sentencing recommendations in capital cases overturned by judges since 1976:  110
Number of those cases in which judges imposed the death penalty after juries recommended life in prison:  100
Number of Egyptian police officers charged for attacks against civilians during the country's revolution:  172
Number convicted:  2
Portion of American gun deaths in 2011 that were suicides:  2/3
Factor by which the NRA outspent all gun-control activist groups combined on lobbying in 2012:  10
Minimum number of people accidentally shot at gun shows on "Gun Appreciation Day" in January:  5
Number of reports of record-high temperatures by U S cities in 2012:   362
Number of reports of record lows:  0
Rank of Canada among the largest producers of garbage per capita in the industrialized world:  1
Estimated amount the Canadian government will save annually by withdrawing the penny from circulation:  $11 million
Estimated amount Sarah Palin was paid per word she spoke on air during her two-year Fox News contract:  $15.85
Chances that a U S worker doesn't get paid sick leave:  2 in 5
Percentage change since 1969 in the portion of U S schoolchildren who walk or bike to school:  -76
Percentage change since 1992 in the portion of U S women who diet:  -32
Percentage of U S women who believe that they have a personal responsibility to help the worse off:  42
Of U S men:  27
Pounds of candy given to each North Korean child in honor of Kim Jong Un's birthday, according to state media:  2
Chance a North Korean child suffers from stunting due to chronic malnutrition:  1 in 3
Rank of chief executive officer among occupations most likely to attract psychopaths:  1

Enjoy.

Eric

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