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Minimum number of Beijing residents living in underground bomb shelters : 150,000
Percentage increase since 2014 in the annual number of reported labor strikes in China : 65
Minimum number of Turks who have been criminally charged for insulting President Erdogan since August 2014 : 1,845
Number of names on Turkey’s terrorist watch list in 2014 : 4,800
Today : 37,000
Estimated annual economic cost of tightened border controls to the European Union : $13,000,000,000
Number of cyberattacks directed against the U.S. government last year : 77,183
Estimated amount that U.S. individuals and organizations paid in ransom to hackers in 2015 : $24,100,000
Date on which SeaWorld admitted to spying on environmental-activist groups : 2/25/16
Percentage of Republican-primary voters who are “mostly embarrassed” by their party’s campaigns : 60
Of Democratic-primary voters : 13
Number of days after joking about murdering Ted Cruz that Senator Lindsey Graham participated in a Cruz fund-raiser : 26
Percentage increase since 2014 in the number of states with divided governments : 64
Number of states that have imposed stricter voting laws since the 2012 presidential election : 17
Percentage of registered U.S. voters who voted in the 2014 midterm elections : 63
Who say they “definitely” voted : 75
Portion of U.S. college students with federal loans who underestimate their debt load : 1/2
Who do not know they have federal loans at all : 1/7
Factor by which baggage and change fees charged to airline passengers have increased since 2007 : 3.7
Number of states in which menstrual products are taxed as nonessential goods : 40
Number of indigent defendants in Louisiana on a waiting list for available public defenders : 3,848
Percentage of unaccompanied minors facing deportation from the United States who are not granted an attorney : 42
Amount awarded to each member of a class-action suit alleging that Subway’s Footlong sandwiches were too short : $500
Percentage change since 2010 in the annual number of applicants to U.S. law schools : –38
Portion of licensed attorneys in the United States who have a drinking problem : 1/5
Number of sled dogs injured by a drunk snowmobiler during this year’s Iditarod race : 5
Number killed : 1
Percentage of fatal car–pedestrian collisions in which the driver is found to be drunk : 15
In which the pedestrian is : 34
Percentage by which using traffic circles rather than stop signs at intersections decreases injurious car accidents : 75
Percentage of U.S. intersections that are traffic circles : 0.09
Weight in ounces of a Stanford-engineered team of six micro-robots capable of pulling a 3,900-pound car : 3.5
Portion of Americans who think that most of the work currently done by humans will be automated in fifty years : 2/3
Who think their job will still exist in its current form : 4/5
Percentage of young British adults who regard an Internet connection as important to their quality of life : 69
Who regard daylight as important : 64
Number of active e-sports viewers worldwide : 131,000,000
Number of the ten Amazon best-selling books in the United States last year that were coloring books for adults : 3
Percentage of adults in the U.K. who have forgotten how to calculate percentages : 20

June Index Sources

1 Annette Kim, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
2 China Labor Bulletin (Hong Kong)
3 Kerem Altiparmak, Ankara University (Turkey)
4,5 Embassy of Turkey (Washington)
6 European Commission (Brussels)
7 The White House (Washington)
8 Federal Bureau of Investigation
9 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (Orlando, Fla.)
10,11 New York Times
12 Office of Senator Lindsey Graham (Washington)/Harper’s research
13 National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver)
14 Brennan Center for Justice (N.Y.C.)
15,16 Pew Research Center (Washington)
17,18 Brown Center on Education Policy (Washington)
19 Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Washington)
20 Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Brennan Center for Justice
21 Louisiana Public Defender Board (Baton Rouge)
22 Executive Office for Immigration Review (Washington)
23 Doctor’s Associates (Milford, Conn.)
24 Law School Admissions Council (Newtown, Pa.)
25 American Society of Addiction Medicine (Chevy Chase, Md.)
26,27 Division of Alaska State Troopers (Anchorage)
28,29 Governors Highway Safety Association (Washington)
30,31 American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Arlington, Va.)/Damien Saunder, Esri (Redlands, Calif.)
32 David Christensen, Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.)
33,34 Pew Research Center
35,36 Hillary’s (Nottingham, England)
37 Newzoo (Amsterdam)
38 (Seattle)
39 YouGov (N.Y.C.)

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