That's how long it will likely take for the U.S. to add another 100 million to its population, having reached the 300 million mark this October
That's the number of people in India who think China will replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower at some time during the next 50 years. About a third (32%) think this will happen in the next 10 years.
That's the number of public schools experimenting with single-sex education -- up from only 5 schools in the last decade.
That's the percentage of American workers who believe it would be possible for their employer to hire someone outside the country to do the job they are doing right now
That's the percentage of white Protestant evangelicals who say that the Republican Party is friendly to religion -- a decline of 14 points in the past year for a constituency that has played a pivotal role in recent elections.
That's the number of states, Florida most recently among them, experimenting with ways to put Medicaid recipients in charge of their health care, much like policyholders with private insurance.
That's the number of states that will feature property rights measures on their 2006 ballots, making the issue a hot new topic on state election slates this fall.
That's the percentage of Hispanics who are eligible voters, compared with 77% of whites and 65% of blacks.
That's the proportion of Americans who support a constitutional amendment to ban marriages between gay and lesbian couples. Even among groups most strongly opposed to gay marriage (white evangelicals, Republicans, conservatives and senior citizens), fewer than a majority favor an amendment.
More than 500 years after Columbus first arrived in the New World, nearly half of Americans (48%) think that the United States has had special protection from God for most of its history, according to a 2002 survey.