Number of U.S. corporations whose credit ratings were lowered by Moody's in 1985: 153.
In 1986: 246.
Portion of consumer purchases in the United States that are paid for in cash: one-fourth.
Average interest rate charged on bank credit cards: 17.83.
Percentage of Americans who say they don't know the interest rates charged on their credit cards: 25.
Amount consumers paid in higher prices in 1986 because of import restrictions: $65 billion.
Percentage change in the average fare per mile of air travel since deregulation: plus 42.
Market value of an airline landing slot at La Guardia Airport in New York City: $25,000.
At National Airport in Washington, D.C.: $100,000.
Cubic feet of fresh air circulated per minute for each passenger on a commercial flight in 1976: 15.
Estimated percentage change in long-distance telephone rates since deregulation: minus 17.
In local telephone rates: plus 40
Number of pay phones in the West Bank: 80.
Number of Colombian journalists murdered since 1984: 7.
Number of Colombian judges murdered since 1984: 14.
Percentage of Americans who say that AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality: 24.
Bolts of lightning that strike the United States every day: 250,000.
Average number of sperm per cubic millimeter of an American male's semen in 1929: 100 million.
Today: 60 million.
Portion of 1982 medical school graduates specializing in obstetrics and gynecology who were women: one-third.
Portion of 1986 graduates: one-half.
Percentage of parents who request that their children be excused from sex-education classes: 3.
Percentage of Americans who say that doctors in hospitals should wear white coats: 65.
Percentage of men who are accompanied by a woman when shopping for clothes: 67.
Percentage of prostitutes in India who say their husband or a relative forced them into the profession: 33.
Percentage of French men who say they would like to see Princess Stephanie pose nude in a magazine: 28.
Different kinds of bottled water served at the Bar a Eaux in Paris: 150.
Estimated number of expressions in English for being drunk: 2,500.
Percentage of Americans who take more than five vitamin pills a day: 11.
Percentage of Americans who say they have been to a shopping mall in the last month: 78.
Rank of the outdoors and trains among the unconventional places in which Canadians say they have had sex: 1 and 2.
Percentage of Canadians who say they would prefer Soviet occupation to nuclear war: 50.
Percentage of feature films made in the United States in 1986 that were shot somewhere other than California: 57.
Number of the 38 Broadway theaters that are currently dark: 18.
Number of movie tickets sold in 1986: 1,030,000,000.
Number of videotapes rented in 1986: 1,040,000,000.
Price of a Latin Mass on videocassette: $60.
Percentage of adult Americans who say they have had contact with the dead: 42.
Percentage of American teen-agers who say they believe in the existence of angels: 67.