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Minimum portion of U.S. movie budgets last year spent on pandemic-related expenses

: 1/10

Portion of moviegoers who say they are unlikely to return to theaters after the pandemic

: 1/10

Percentage decrease between 2019 and 2020 in the value of the wellness industry

: 11

Portion of U.S. adults who say their physical health is “excellent”

: 1/4

Average amount of soda, in gallons, that an American drinks each year

: 36

Average increase in U.S. blood pressure, in millimeters of mercury, since the start of the pandemic

: 2

Portion of Americans who have recently skipped medical care because they couldn’t afford it

: 3/10

Percentage by which Republicans are less likely to trust a doctor’s advice than they were a decade ago

: 18

Percentage increase since 2019 in the number of Americans aged 18 to 34 who have a will

: 50

Average cost of a U.S. funeral that includes a viewing, a ceremony, and a burial

: $7,848

Estimated percentage of deceased Americans who will be cremated by 2035

: 75

Percentage change since 2019 in the number of Americans who describe their mental health as “excellent”

: –21

In the number of churchgoing Americans who do so

: +5

Portion of U.S. theological schools that have reported increased enrollment since the start of the pandemic

: 1/2

Percentage increase since 2019 in ER visits for suicide attempts by adolescent boys

: 4

Portion of therapists who say their clientele has increased since the start of the pandemic

: 9/10

Who have been forced to decrease their hours because of personal issues

: 1/5

Minimum portion of Americans aged 18 to 25 who are extremely lonely nearly all of the time

: 3/5

Minimum percentage of Americans who do not believe it is very important that the country remain a democracy

: 15

Minimum number of Americans who recently applied to become astronauts

: 12,000

Portion of Democrats and Republicans who switched parties between 2016 and 2020

: 1/10

Of Independents who settled on a party over that same period

: 1/2

Percentage of U.S. adults who think people convicted of crimes spend too much time in prison

: 28

Who think they spend too little time in prison

: 32

Amount spent, per year, to incarcerate someone in a New York City jail

: $556,539

Amount spent last November on a private island in the metaverse

: $398,685

Percentage by which U.S. landlords are less likely to respond to applicants whose names sound black than white

: 10

Portion of U.S. public companies that selectively report losses as profits

: 1/7

Portion of senior executives who want their company to invest more in automation and artificial intelligence

: 2/3

Factor by which the number of cryptocurrency investors is expected to increase this year

: 3.4

Percentage of U.S. adults who know someone who quit a job last year because of cryptocurrency investments

: 11

Percentage of Bitcoin held by the top 0.01 percent of Bitcoin holders

: 27

Portion of Americans who agree with Time magazine’s selection of Elon Musk as the 2021 Person of the Year

: 3/10

Percentage by which men are more likely than women to agree with the selection

: 68

Percentage by which men are more likely than women to spread airborne pathogens

: 34

Portion of daily newspapers in the United States that are controlled by investment groups

: 1/2

Of daily newspapers in the United States that have been shuttered since 2005

: 1/4

Factor by which PR specialists outnumber journalists in the United States

: 6

Percentage of people alive today who have never used the internet

: 37
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