Numbers: Nov. 25, 2002

24 Number of states, so far, that expect a budget deficit for the current fiscal year

$15 billion California's projected budget deficit for the next fiscal year, up from $6 billion this year

$887 Average amount Americans say they plan to spend on gifts this holiday season

32% Percentage of adults who say they have given as a gift an item they had received from someone else

64% Percentage of Mass-attending Roman Catholics who say the bishops have done a bad job of handling the church's sexual misconduct crisis

19% Percentage of those Catholics who say they have stopped donating money...

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