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Percentage of Americans who believe that 2023 was one of the worst years in U.S. history

: 41

Portion of Americans who say that U.S. military intervention abroad usually improves a situation

: 1/4

Percentage of professors at U.S. universities who report feeling the need to self-censor when talking about the war in Gaza

: 76

Percentage decrease in the past year in the number of American adults who support banning TikTok

: 24

Minimum estimated annual revenue U.S. news publishers miss out on as a result of Facebook’s use of their content

: $1,900,000,000

As a result of Google’s use

: $10,000,000,000

Percentage by which private equity–owned hospitals have fewer staff members than those under other forms of ownership

: 13

Percentage increase in the frequency of falls by patients in hospitals after they are acquired by private equity firms

: 27

Percentage increase since 2002 in medical schools offering dual MD/MBA programs

: 131

Minimum projected shortage, by 2034, in the number of primary care physicians in the United States

: 17,800

Percentage of Americans who say that nurses provide good care

: 82

Who say that nursing homes do

: 25

Number of years, on average, by which a hypochondriac will die earlier than a non-hypochondriac

: 5

Percentage of Gen Z Americans who suffer from “menu anxiety”

: 86

Who ask other people to order for them at restaurants because of this

: 34

Who use self-checkout aisles because of social anxiety

: 38

Percentage by which Americans making over $100,000 are more likely than others to have stolen via self-checkout

: 22

Percentage of Americans who say that the nation’s crime rates are getting worse

: 77

Who say that crime is an “extremely serious” or “very serious” problem in their local area

: 17

Percentage decrease in murders in the United States in the past year

: 12

Percentage decrease in murders in New York City in the past year

: 12

Percentage of Americans familiar with the Central Park Five case who currently believe the defendants are not guilty

: 35

Percentage increase in the number of homeless people in New York State in the past year

: 39

In the number of homeless people nationwide

: 12

Factor by which this increase exceeds that of any previous year on record

: 4

Percentage of Americans who believe that homeless people experience a great deal of discrimination today

: 45

Percentage change since 2009 in the portion of white evangelical Americans who say that gay people face discrimination

: –34

Who say that white evangelicals face discrimination

: +43

Percentage increase since 2018 in the portion of American fifteen-year-olds who are not proficient in math

: 25

Percentage of American women in the workforce who feel they are not good at their jobs

: 42

Of women with college degrees who report this

: 51

Portion of American men who say they could safely land a plane in an emergency if someone talked them through it

: 1/2

Portion of divorced straight American women who say they were the ones who decided to end their marriage

: 2/3

Percentage of American men who believe they are their mother’s favorite child

: 41

Percentage of American women who believe they are

: 22

Percentage of American adults who believe the country will be better by the time today’s children have grown up

: 16

Who say they take at least one nap every day

: 25
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