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33% of children in California will not finish high school.
  • 14% of all individuals have a learning disability.
  • It is estimated that more than two billion is spent each year on students who must repeat a grade because they have reading problems.
  • Since 1983 more than ten million Americans reached the 12th grade without learning to read on a basic level. In the same time period six million dropped out altogether.
  • More than twenty percent of adults in the U.S. read at or below a fifth grade level.
  • Approximately 50% of the nation’s unemployed youth ages 16-21 are functional illiterate.
  • 44 million adults in the U.S. can’t read a simple story to a child.
  • It is estimated that the cost of illiteracy to businesses and taxpayers is 20 billion yearly.
  • 21 million Americans cannot read at all, 45 million are marginally illiterate, and one fifth of high school graduates can’t even read their diplomas.
  • The amount of technical information is doubling every 2 years. So for students attempting a 4 year degree, half of what they learned in the first year will be outdated by the third.
  • China is poised to become the number one English speaking country within ten years.
  • The 25% of India’s population that has the highest IQ is greater than the entire population of the U.S. – meaning, India has more honors kids than the U.S. has kids.

To date, over 225,000 African Americans have died of AIDS – nearly 40% of total deaths.  And yet, as a racial group, African Americans represent just 13% of the US population.

  • More than 1 million people living with HIV in the United States of America today, around half are black.
  • The estimated lifetime risk of becoming infected with HIV is 1 in 16 for black males, and 1 in 30 for black females, a far higher risk than for white males (1 in 104) and white females (1 in 588).
  • In Washington D.C, which has the nation’s highest district HIV prevalence (3%), 76 % of those infected are African American.
  • Today, over 60% of women with AIDS, are black.
  • The HIV epidemic amongst black men engaging in sex with other men (ages 13-24), gew by 93 percent from 2001 to 2006. The figure amongst all ages is 12 percent nationwide.
  • Of all black men living with HIV, 20% were infected through heterosexual contact, more than two-thirds of all men  infected in this way.
  • Nearly a quarter of African American families live in poverty, with even higher poverty rates for single male-headed households (27%) and single female-headed households (40%).
  •  In 2007, nearly a fifth of African Americans did not have health insurance, compared to just over 10% of whites.
  •  Studies have found that the risk of death from AIDS is around seven times greater amongst HIV positive black people than amongst HIV positive whites, principally because black people are usually diagnosed with HIV much later and are less likely to receive antiretroviral treatment once they are diagnosed.
  •  AIDS is now the leading cause of death in black women aged 25 to 34.
  • A 2009 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered over a fifth of African Americans cite HIV/AIDS as the “most urgent health problem facing the US”, significantly higher than the 6% average nationwide.

The 11 most Dangerous cities in the US are:

  1. Cleveland
  2. Minneapolis
  3. Kansas City Missouri
  4. Baltimore
  5. Miami
  6. Memphis
  7. Detroit
  8. Birmingham
  9. Orlando
  10. Atlanta
  11. St. Louis

There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K.,” compared to “466 violent crimes per 100,000” in the United States. The 11 most safest cities in the U.S.:

  1. Agawam, MA
  2. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  3. Shrewsbury, MA
  4. Sammamish, WA
  5. Saratoga, CA
  6. Ridgewood, NJ
  7. Bella Vista, AR
  8. Birmingham
  9. Bartlett, IL
  10. Greenwich, CT
  11. Franklin, MA

Dating / Relationship Statistics

Number of Americans who use online dating services 40 million
Percent of the adult American population that is single 44%
Ratio of single men to single women in America 86 to 100
Percent of New York state adults that are unmarried 50%
Percent of Washington D.C. adults that are unmarried 70%
State with the lowest ratio of single people (Idaho) 40% single
Percent of single people surveyed said that flattery is the best way to attract someone 51%
Percent of single people that say touching as a way to flirt and is very effective 25%
Percent of single people that say the best way to let someone know you’re interested in them is by passing word through a friend 23%
Average amount of time to make a first impression on a man 15 minutes
Average amount of time to make a first impression on a woman 1 hour
The number one relationship argument Money
Percent of breakups in online relationships that happen by email 48%
Percent of women who find relationships at a bar 9 %
Percent of men who find relationships at a bar 2 %
Percent of married couples who said they found their mates through a friend 63%
Percent chance after a first date a guy will call if he hasn’t called within 24 hours 12%
The chance that some will like a date set up by a friend 17%
Percent of women who find money to be very important in a relationship 88%
Percent of singles that feel they are too busy to meet other singles 52%
Percent of women that date men that are at least 5 years older than them 76%
Percent of men that date women that are at least 5 years younger than them 80%
Percent of singles that find a great smile the most attractive feature 53%
Percent of singles that have Googled someone on the internet before a first date 43%

Small businesses:

  • Represent more than 99.7% of all employers
  • Employ half of all private-sector workers and 39% of workers in high-tech jobs
  • Provide 60% to 80% of the net new jobs annually
  • Pay 44.3% of total U.S. private payroll
  • Produce more than 50% of nonfarm private gross domestic product, or a GDP of roughly $6 trillion
  • Are 3% franchises
  • Produce more than 50% of nonfarm private gross domestic product, or a GDP of roughly $6 trillion
  • There are roughly 130 million U.S. workers employed by small businesses

Small businesses account for:

  • 52.6% of all retail sales
  • 46.8% of all wholesale sales
  • 24.8% of all manufacturing sales

97% of all U.S. exporters of goods are small businesses. Small businesses produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.


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