Numbers: Jul. 16, 2007

WEST BANK

117,000

Number of Palestinian government employees who have received only partial pay since March 2006, when Israel began freezing Palestinian funds in protest against Hamas

$118 million

Amount that Israel released back to the new Fatah-only West Bank government, which began issuing full paychecks to employees this month

UNWED MOTHERS

37%

Percentage of U.S. births in 2005 that were out of wedlock. In 1960 the rate was 5.3%. Today 47% of adults in their 30s and 40s have lived in a cohabiting relationship

71%

Percentage of people surveyed in a Pew Research study who believe that having children out...

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