Assorted Facts

Assorted Facts

Driest year in recorded history for many areas of California: 2013

Percentage by which California Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to voluntarily reduce water use in January 2014: 20

Actual percentage reduction in water use in California between January and May 2014: 5

Amount Americans are projected to spend per day eating out in restaurants in 2014: $1.8 billion

Percentage of American adults who don’t know how to cook as of 2011: 28

Percentage of all adult American consumers at least 18 years old who report still calling their moms for cooking advice: 35

Number of rubber ducks in the world’s largest collection at the last official count in April 2011: 5,631

Number of nonfatal violent and property hate crimes against persons 12 and older in 2012: 293,800

Percentage of children ages 3–5 below the federal poverty level with untreated tooth decay: 25

Percentage of children ages 3–5 above the federal poverty level with untreated tooth decay: 10.5

Percentage of coffee growing area affected by leaf rust in Central America, highest since first appearance in 1976: 53

Value of Central American unroasted coffee imported to the United States in 2013: $1 billion

Drop in ocean’s pH level since start of Industrial Revolution: 0.1

Percentage increase of acidity represented by this drop: 30

Percentage of acidity increase by the end of this century if current carbon emissions continue: 150

Percentage of Americans without health insurance as of September 2013, the highest since Gallup began tracking the statistic in 2008: 18

Percentage of Americans without health insurance as of June 2014, the lowest since Gallup tracking began: 13

Total number of newly insured Americans since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law: 15 million

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