Numbers: Feb. 14, 2005

$12,420 Amount the military issues to survivors of troops killed on duty

$100,000 Amount the Pentagon has proposed for this "death benefit"

$267,494 Amount the Federal Government issues to survivors of police officers killed on duty

2,200% Increase in U.S. bankruptcies caused by illness or medical debt from 1981 to 2001

50% Approximate percentage of bankruptcies in 2001 caused by illness or medical debt

36% Proportion of high school students who say newspapers should get government approval before printing a story

74% Proportion who say people should not be allowed to burn or deface an American flag as a political statement


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