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% of Personal Income 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.8 GIVING BY INDIVIDUALS AS A PERCENTAGE OF PERSONAL INCOME, 1971-2001 Data are rounded. Source: AAFRC Trust.

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1 % of Personal Income GIVING BY INDIVIDUALS AS A PERCENTAGE OF PERSONAL INCOME, Data are rounded. Source: AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy/Giving USA 2002

2 Which of the following is comparable to the size of a typical three-car garage? 1. A basketball court 2. A McDonalds restaurant 3. An RV (recreational vehicle) 4. The average home in the 1950s

3 Which of the following is comparable to the size of a typical three-car garage? 1. A basketball court 2. A McDonalds restaurant 3. An RV (recreational vehicle) 4. The average home in the 1950s

4 The percentage of Americans calling themselves very happy peaked in what year?

5 The percentage of Americans calling themselves very happy peaked in what year?

6 How much of an average Americans lifetime will be spent (on average) watching television commercials? 1. 6 months 2. 3 months 3. 1 year years

7 How much of an average Americans lifetime will be spent (on average) watching television commercials? 1. 6 months 2. 3 months 3. 1 year years

8 True or False? Americans carry $1 billion in personal debt, not including real estate and mortgages. False Americans carry $1 Trillion in personal debt, approx. $4,000 for every man, woman and child. On average we save 4% of our income (contrasted with the Japanese, who save 16%)

9 Which activity did more Americans do in 1996? 1. Graduate from college 2. Declare bankruptcy

10 Which activity did more Americans do in 1996? 1. Graduate from college 2. Declare bankruptcy

11 Where does the US rank among industrialized nations in income equality between the rich and the poor? (1st being most income-equal) 1. 1st 2. 5th 3. 12th 4. 22nd

12 Where does the US rank among industrialized nations in income equality between the rich and the poor? (1st being most income-equal) 1. 1st 2. 5th 3. 12th 4. 22nd

13 The worlds 400+/- billionaires together possess as much money as the poorest _____ of the worlds population? % % % %

14 The worlds 400+/- billionaires together possess as much money as the poorest _____ of the worlds population? % % % %

15 Since 1950, Americans have used more resources than: 1. Everyone who ever lived before them 2. The combined 3 rd world populations 3. The Romans at the height of their empire 4. All of the above…

16 Since 1950, Americans have used more resources than: 1. Everyone who ever lived before them 2. The combined 3 rd world populations 3. The Romans at the height of their empire 4. All of the above…

17 Americans total yearly waste would fill a convoy of garbage trucks long enough to: 1. Wrap around the earth 6 times 2. Reach half-way to the moon 3. Connect the North and South Poles 4. Build a bridge between North America and China

18 Americans total yearly waste would fill a convoy of garbage trucks long enough to: 1. Wrap around the earth 6 times 2. Reach half-way to the moon 3. Connect the North and South Poles 4. Build a bridge between North America and China

19 Which economic indicator counts pollution three times as a sign of a growing economy? 1. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) 2. GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator)

20 Which economic indicator counts pollution three times as a sign of a growing economy? 1. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) 2. GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator)

21 Genuine Progress Indicator

22 Of the Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption, what percent said (in 1995) that they are happier as a result? % % % %

23 Of the Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption, what percent said (in 1995) that they are happier as a result? % % % %

24 Other Miscellaneous Facts… In 2000, Global Christians spent $12 billion on Missions. In 2000, Global Christians spent $12 billion on Missions. In 2001, Americans spent $38 billion on state lotteries. In 2001, Americans spent $38 billion on state lotteries. By 2000 spending on the lawn and garden industry equaled $85 billion. By 2000 spending on the lawn and garden industry equaled $85 billion. Teeth whitening is a growing $600 million industry. Teeth whitening is a growing $600 million industry. IDC expects sales of game hardware and software to hit $11.4 billion in IDC expects sales of game hardware and software to hit $11.4 billion in The 2001 Easter holiday sales were expected to be $2.8 billion. Easter candy sales alone were expected to exceed $1.8 billion in The 2001 Easter holiday sales were expected to be $2.8 billion. Easter candy sales alone were expected to exceed $1.8 billion in ,000 families had a second home in ,000 families had a second home in In 2000 annual U.S. vending machine sales were $36 billion. In 2000 annual U.S. vending machine sales were $36 billion. During 1999 U.S. soft drink sales came to $58 billion. During 1999 U.S. soft drink sales came to $58 billion.


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