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Portion of Syrians seeking asylum since 2011 who have been hosted by Turkey: 2/5

Portion of Syrians seeking asylum since 2011 who have been hosted by Turkey: 2/5

By the United States: 1/7,700

By the United States: 1/7,700

Percentage of people living in Turkey who say they are “very concerned” about the Islamic State: 33

Percentage of people living in Turkey who say they are “very concerned” about the Islamic State: 33

Of people living in Israel: 44

Of people living in Israel: 44

In the United States: 68

In the United States: 68

Average number of days business and government take to pay a bill in Nigeria: 96

Average number of days business and government take to pay a bill in Nigeria: 96

In Japan: 7

In Japan: 7

In the United States: 20

In the United States: 20

Percentage of 1984 corporate R&D funded by the government in Japan: 1.8

Percentage of 1984 corporate R&D funded by the government in Japan: 1.8

In the United States: 32.3

In the United States: 32.3

Number of cars exported to Japan by West Germany in 1986: 53,916

Number of cars exported to Japan by West Germany in 1986: 53,916

By the United States: 2,345

By the United States: 2,345

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