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Which US. president formally ended diplomatic recognition of Taiwan and declared the Communist government in China to be the sole legitimate ruler of both China and Taiwan? Continue reading

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In the low-lying nation of Bangladesh, which is considered to be the world’s most endangered mainland from rising sea levels, how much land area was lost between 1973 and 2008?… Continue reading

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A 1958 Gallup poll found that 8% of white Southerners were willing to vote for a black president. What is this figure now?… Continue reading

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Has the amount of forest area in the world increased or decreased since 1990?… Continue reading

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By how much has the most common measure of income inequality for persons in the U.S. risen since 1967?… Continue reading

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Adjusted for inflation, is the cost of feeding a child from birth through age 17 in the U.S. now higher or lower than it was in 1960?… Continue reading

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In 1955, nine people were working and paying Social Security payroll taxes for every person receiving Social Security benefits. What is this ratio today?… Continue reading

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By how much has the average annual inflation-adjusted spending per public school K-12 student risen since 1960?… Continue reading

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Has the total number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty increased or decreased since 1990?… Continue reading

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When the modern federal individual income tax was instituted in 1913, what was the top tax rate?… Continue reading

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Among non-citizens in U.S. prisons and jails during 2003-2009, how many arrests for murder were in their lifetime criminal records? Continue reading

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Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people receive Social Security disability benefits? Continue reading

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What portion of federal taxes are comprised of estate and gift taxes? Continue reading

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According to Supreme Court rulings, does the right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution prevent government from censoring offensive, hateful, and racist speech? Continue reading

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In the early 1960s, full-time college students spent an average of about 40 hours per week on educational activities like attending class and studying. What is this figure today?… Continue reading

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As a condition of employment, can U.S. federal, state or local governments force individual workers who are not union members to be represented by unions? Continue reading

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In 1990, 72% of males aged 16 to 24 were in the labor force. What is this figure today?… Continue reading

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When the Medicare payroll tax was first implemented in 1966, the maximum yearly tax per worker was $46, which is $359 adjusted for inflation into today’s dollars. What is the… Continue reading

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What portion of the people who fail federal background checks for firearm purchases are prosecuted by the federal government for attempting to illegally buy a gun? Continue reading

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Which of the following gases contributes more to the Earth’s greenhouse effect than any other? Continue reading

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How much does the federal government spend per year for each child enrolled in Head Start (the largest federal education / childcare program for preschoolers)? Continue reading

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In the U.S., how much higher is the average consumer spending of the poorest 10% of households than their reported, before-tax, cash income? Continue reading

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If the U.S. stopped recycling and buried all of its municipal trash for the next 100 years in a single landfill that was 30 feet high, how much of the nation’s land area would this cover? Continue reading

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What portion of convicts released from state prisons are arrested for committing a violent crime within five years of their release? Continue reading

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In the U.S., which of the following types of families has the highest median cash income? Continue reading

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On average, how much does every household in the U.S. pay per year in extra federal taxes to subsidize tax evasion by other households? Continue reading

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What portion of all federal government spending is for mean-tested welfare programs? Continue reading

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After the Reagan tax reforms of 1986 cut the top personal income tax rate from 50% to 28%, did average inflation-adjusted federal taxes per U.S. resident increase or decrease?… Continue reading

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What portion of the U.S. economy is consumed by government spending? Continue reading

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What portion of the U.S. economy is consumed by federal, state and local taxes? Continue reading

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Has the frequency of strong-to-violent tornadoes in the U.S. generally increased since the 1950s?… Continue reading

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In a 1995 survey of Harvard students and staff, what portion said they would prefer a world where (a) they earn $50,000/year and others earn $25,000; or (b) they earn… Continue reading

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On average, how much do federal, state, and local governments spend on social programs (like healthcare, income security, and education) for every household in the U.S.? Continue reading

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What portion of all energy used in the U.S. is supplied by natural gas? Continue reading

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When President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a “hospital insurance” (i.e., Medicare) program for senior citizens in 1964, how much did he say the maximum monthly tax per worker would be?… Continue reading

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What portion of murders committed in the U.S. result in a suspect being identified and acted upon by the criminal justice system? Continue reading

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Between 2013 and 2017, by how much did the portion of adults in the U.S. who say they currently smoke marijuana increase? Continue reading