Revealing Statistics: America in Decline
Subtitle: Present Costs of the War against God
This page is only one of 18 sections of an extensive collection of statistics testifying to the above. See and read the main page here with the Table of Contents, by God's grace.
75 out of every 100 people killed for religious hatred are Christian. Aid to the Church in Need, Religious Freedom in the World – Report 2010; Conference Persecution of Christians
From 2000 to 2005, the number of manufacturing jobs declined nearly 18 percent. Virtually every job category registered decreases except pharmaceuticals. Employment in textile mills fell by 42 percent. The job projected to grow the fastest by 2014 is home health aide. http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/miscellaneous/007871.html
ST. LOUIS, MO. (May 22, 2008) – Results from the 2008 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test released today found that 16.4 percent of drivers on the road – amounting to roughly 33 million licensed Americans – would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today. http://www.gmacinsurance.com/SafeDriving/2008/PressRelease.asp
After English (30% of web visitors) the most-requested languages on the world wide web are Chinese 13%, Japanese 8.5%, Spanish 6.3%, German 6.3% and French 4% (from Internet World Stats, updated November 30, 2005). http://www.internetworldstats.com
By continent, 34% of the world's Internet users are based in Asia, 29% in Europe, and 23% in North America ( updated November 21, 2005). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet
U.S. passenger and cargo airline operations required 19.4 billion gallons of jet fuel during the 12-month period ended November 2006. http://www.airlines.org/economics/energy/fuel+QA.htm
Total fuel consuption of all motor vechicles in the US for the year 2000 was 225,821,241. United States Department of Transportation http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/hs00/pdf/vm1m.pdf
The grain required to fill a 25-gallon SUV gas tank with ethanol could feed one person for a year. Time magazine, March, 2008.
Since 2004, ExxonMobil has posted about $100 billion dollars in cumulative profits. The Week Magazine, 5/11/07; http://www.veegle.com.
The world has an estimated 40 to 45 years left of crude oil . http://plaza.ufl.edu/joec/republican_arguments_essay.htm
One uranium nuclear fuel pellet the size of the tip of your little finger is equivalent to the energy provided by 1,780 pounds of coal; or 149 gallons of oil. http://plaza.ufl.edu/joec/republican_arguments_essay.htm
Estimates show that there are only 60 to 70 years left of uranium left on the planet; it is a nonrenewable source of energy.” Fik, Dr. Timothy J., The Geography of Economic Development). http://plaza.ufl.edu/joec/republican_arguments_essay.htm
Of Australians who go to church, 21 per cent read their Bible daily, 14 per cent open it a few times a week; 18 per cent hardly ever read it, and 6 per cent once a week. 17 per cent said they never read the Bible on their own as a private devotional activity. The most diligent Bible readers are Pentecostals, with 72 per cent saying they read the holy book daily or a few times a week, followed by Baptists (62 per cent), Anglicans (46 per cent), Lutherans (41 per cent) and Uniting (43 per cent). The lowest denomination in Bible reading were Catholics, with 59 per cent confessing they rarely consult their Bibles. 2006 National Church Life Survey of 500,000 people who attended church from 22 denominations. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/confession-fewer-know-their-bible/2008/09/09/1220857547474.html Gallup Poll in the United Kingdom (Daily Telegraph 03/06/96): http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/sin1.html:
A survey of more than 4,000 people across Britain by the National Center for Social Research found that the number of people describing themselves as Christian has dropped from 66 percent in 1983 to 50 percent in 2009. Only 23 percent of respondents described themselves as Anglican today versus 40 percent of the population 25 years ago. Non-Christian faiths have increased from two per cent to seven per cent during that time. However, 79 percent still belive religious faith provides comfort in times of trouble. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091219/research-reveals-sharp-decline-in-faith-in-britain/index.html
In Britain, the Daily Telegraph commissioned Gallop to carry out a survey of attitudes in 1996 and compare them to those surveyed in 1968. They overall found much gloom among the British people. (Daily Telegraph 03/06/96):
On the subject of health, 68% thought this was improving in 1968 against 16% who believed it was worsening. Today the majority is reversed, with 34% believing that health is improving as against 51% who say it is worsening.
Standards of behaviour were thought to be worsening in 1968 by 62%, as against 14% who suggested they were improving. The margin has widened, with 92% saying "worsening" and a mere 1% for "improving."
Standards of honesty were thought to be worsening by 50% and improving by 12% in 1968, but this generation is even more melancholy, the gap widening to 74% versus only 3%, a majority of 71% for the proposition that standards of honesty are getting worse.
Standards of knowledge and levels of intelligence were thought in 1968 to be improving, by majorities of 78% to 5% and 66% to 7% respectively. Today, the picture is reversed; knowledge and intelligence are believed to be declining, by majorities of 47% to 28% and 33% to 26% respectively.
Gallop only found 7% in 1996 who thought happiness was improving, but 53% who said it was getting worse.
"Peace of Mind" was thought to be worsening for 48% of the 1968 respondents and improving for 14%. A generation later, a staggering 76% of those questioned believed that their fellows enjoy less peace of mind of mind than before, with just 3% saying they have more.
In 1900 the police in England and Wales recorded fewer than three crimes for every 1000 people. By the 1980s it was fifty for every thousand.
Of those married in 1947, 10 percent have divorced, while of those who marry in the 1990s, 10 percent will divorce within the first five years, nearly 25 per cent by 10 years and 41 per cent by 50 years;
In 1947 over 85 per cent of men and women were marrying for the first time, but in the 1990s just 71 percent are marrying for the first time;
in 1947 the most common age for women to marry was 21 (HM the Queen was 21) and for men it was 23 (HRH the Duke of Edinburgh was 25). (ONS News Release 14/7/97) In the 1990s couples are marrying when they are older. In 1994, the average age of a bachelor at marriage was 28.5. Spinsters married at 26.5. (Times 25/7/97) http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/sin1.html