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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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From 1982 to 2016, how much of the world’s tree coverage was lost?… Continue reading

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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 2017, what portion of new single-family mortgages were insured against default by taxpayers? 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

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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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Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people receive Social Security disability benefits? 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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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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When the modern federal individual income tax was instituted in 1913, what was the top tax rate?… 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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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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What portion of the U.S. economy is consumed by government spending? 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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What portion of the U.S. economy is consumed by federal, state and local taxes? 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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Did the average global temperature increases of the 1980s and 1990s diminish Earth’s natural vegetation productivity?… 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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Which of the following gases contributes more to the Earth’s greenhouse effect than any other? 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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How much of all land in the U.S. is owned by the federal government? 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 U.S. K-12 public school teachers reported being physically attacked in the 2011-12 school year? 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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At the current rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States, what is the average lifetime chance of dying from a drug overdose? Continue reading

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What portion of all federal, state, and local government spending in the U.S. is for public order and safety, including law enforcement, courts, prisons, immigration enforcement, and fire protection? Continue reading

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Measured on a per-household basis, what is the combined annual gap between federal, state and local government revenues and spending in the United States? Continue reading

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Which renewable energy source generates more energy for the U.S. than any other renewable source? Continue reading

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On average, how much per year does interest on the national debt cost every household in the U.S.? Continue reading

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Which of the following taxes accounts for the greatest share of federal government revenues? Continue reading

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Which of the following energy sources provides the most energy for the United States? Continue reading

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What portion of non-institutionalized, non-homeless adults in the U.S. have a “serious mental illness” that “substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities”? Continue reading

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Divided among all households in the U.S., what is the average cost per household to pay the salaries and benefits of all federal, state, and local government employees? Continue reading

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Among the following energy sources, which provides the most energy for the U.S.? Continue reading

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What portion of the non-institutionalized, non-homeless U.S. adult population has a “serious mental illness” that “substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities”? Continue reading

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Adjusted for inflation, is the current national debt per U.S. household higher or lower than it was during World War II? Continue reading

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Since the time that most provisions of Obamacare were implemented in 2014, has the average U.S. life expectancy increased or decreased? Continue reading

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What portion of the earth’s atmosphere is comprised of carbon dioxide? Continue reading

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Which is greater: spending on federal political campaigns and lobbying or spending on federal social programs? Continue reading

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What portion of all people in the U.S. aged 18 to 59 have genital human papillomavirus (HPV)? Continue reading

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What portion of all U.S. crude oil production is achieved through fracking? 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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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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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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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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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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Has the frequency of strong-to-violent tornadoes in the U.S. generally increased since the 1950s?… Continue reading