That's the number of states that have allocated funds to support embryonic stem cell research. President Bush's veto of a measure to expand federal funding of such research leaves a handful of states on the contentious cutting edge of government efforts to boost the fledgling science.
That's the share of the British public that now says it is very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism in Great Britain, a substantial increase over the 34% who said so a year ago before the July 2005 London subway bombings. An additional 35% say they are somewhat concerned.
That's the percent of the U.S. public that sympathizes with Israel in the ongoing dispute between Israel and the Palestinians.
That's the proportion of the French public who -- in the context of the riots that swept France this year -- express sympathy toward the youths from immigrant and working class suburbs who felt frustrated by their place in French society.
That's the age that President George W. Bush turns on his birthday today, July 6. The president's year of birth, 1946, places him at the leading edge of the enormous baby boom generation, which collectively accounts for about 27% of all Americans.
That's the number of former governors who are campaigning to regain their once-held posts this year.
That's the percentage of American adults owning mobile phones who say they have used their hand-held device in an emergency and gained valuable help. Mobile women (77%) were more likely than mobile men (71%) to report this experience.
That's the small percentage of adult Americans who said they were following the World Cup soccer championship being held in Germany very closely even before the U.S. was eliminated from the competition. Only 4% of Americans rate soccer as their favorite sport to watch.
That's the percentage of Americans who display the flag at their home, in their office or on their car, according to a March 2005 survey by the Pew Research Center. Americans don't confine their patriotism to the 4th of July.
That's the number of National Guard troops that could be assigned to a stint on the southwest border over the next year.