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GIVING BY INDIVIDUALS AS A PERCENTAGE OF PERSONAL INCOME, 1971-2001. % of Personal Income. 1.9. 1.8. 1.8. 1.8. 1.7. 1.6. 1.8. Data are rounded. Source: AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy/ Giving USA 2002. Which of the following is comparable to the size of a typical three-car garage?.

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GIVING BY INDIVIDUALS AS A PERCENTAGEOF PERSONAL INCOME, 1971-2001

% of Personal Income

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.8

Data are rounded.

Source: AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy/Giving USA 2002

Which of the following is comparable to the size of a typical three-car garage?

• A McDonald’s restaurant

• An “RV” (recreational vehicle)

• The average home in the 1950’s

Which of the following is comparable to the size of a typical three-car garage?

• A McDonald’s restaurant

• An “RV” (recreational vehicle)

• The average home in the 1950’s

The percentage of Americans calling themselves “very happy” peaked in what year?

• 1957

• 1967

• 1977

• 1987

The percentage of Americans calling themselves “very happy” peaked in what year?

• 1957

• 1967

• 1977

• 1987

How much of an average American’s lifetime will be spent (on average) watching television commercials?

• 6 months

• 3 months

• 1 year

• 1.5 years

How much of an average American’s lifetime will be spent (on average) watching television commercials?

• 6 months

• 3 months

• 1 year

• 1.5 years

True or False? (on average) watching television commercials?American’s carry \$1 billion in personal debt, not including real estate and mortgages.

False

Americans carry \$1 Trillion in personal debt, approx. \$4,000 for every man, woman and child. On average we save 4% of our income (contrasted with the Japanese, who save 16%)

Which activity did more Americans do in 1996? (on average) watching television commercials?

• Declare bankruptcy

Which activity did more Americans do in 1996? (on average) watching television commercials?

• Declare bankruptcy

Where does the US rank among industrialized nations in income equality between the rich and the poor? (1st being most income-equal)

• 1st

• 5th

• 12th

• 22nd

Where does the US rank among industrialized nations in income equality between the rich and the poor? (1st being most income-equal)

• 1st

• 5th

• 12th

• 22nd

The world’s 400+/- billionaires together possess as much money as the poorest _____ of the world’s population?

• 15 %

• 30 %

• 50 %

• 10 %

The world’s 400+/- billionaires together possess as much money as the poorest _____ of the world’s population?

• 15 %

• 30 %

• 50 %

• 10 %

Since 1950, Americans have used more resources than: money as the poorest _____ of the world’s population?

• Everyone who ever lived before them

• The combined 3rd world populations

• The Romans at the height of their empire

• All of the above…

Since 1950, Americans have used more resources than: money as the poorest _____ of the world’s population?

• Everyone who ever lived before them

• The combined 3rd world populations

• The Romans at the height of their empire

• All of the above…

Americans’ total yearly waste would fill a convoy of garbage trucks long enough to:

• Wrap around the earth 6 times

• Reach half-way to the moon

• Connect the North and South Poles

• Build a bridge between North America and China

Americans’ total yearly waste would fill a convoy of garbage trucks long enough to:

• Wrap around the earth 6 times

• Reach half-way to the moon

• Connect the North and South Poles

• Build a bridge between North America and China

Which economic indicator counts pollution three times as a sign of a growing economy?

• GDP (Gross Domestic Product)

• GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator)

Which economic indicator counts pollution three times as a sign of a growing economy?

• GDP (Gross Domestic Product)

• GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator)

Genuine Progress Indicator sign of a growing economy?

Of the Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption, what percent said (in 1995) that they are happier as a result?

• 29 %

• 42 %

• 67 %

• 86 %

Of the Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption, what percent said (in 1995) that they are happier as a result?

• 29 %

• 42 %

• 67 %

• 86 %

Other Miscellaneous Facts… what percent said (in 1995) that they are happier as a result?

• In 2000, Global Christians spent \$12 billion on Missions.

• In 2001, Americans spent \$38 billion on state lotteries.

• By 2000 spending on the lawn and garden industry equaled \$85 billion.

• Teeth whitening is a growing \$600 million industry.

• IDC expects sales of game hardware and software to hit \$11.4 billion in 2001.

• The 2001 Easter holiday sales were expected to be \$2.8 billion. Easter candy sales alone were expected to exceed \$1.8 billion in 2000.

• 377,000 families had a second home in 1999.

• In 2000 annual U.S. vending machine sales were \$36 billion.

• During 1999 U.S. soft drink sales came to \$58 billion.