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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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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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From 1982 to 2016, how much of the world’s tree coverage was lost?… 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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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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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 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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Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people receive Social Security disability benefits? 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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Adjusted for inflation, has the total number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 per day) increased or decreased since the early 1980s?… 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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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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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 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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In 2017, what portion of new single-family mortgages were insured against default by taxpayers? Continue reading

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What portion of inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals acquire an infection during their stay in the hospital? Continue reading

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In a study of 222 women who worked as prostitutes in the Chicago area during 2001, how many said they entered prostitution before the age of 18? 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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When comparing the taxes that people pay into Social Security versus the benefits they receive from the program, is Social Security generally a better deal for low-income or high-income workers? 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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What is the lowest known black market price for a shoulder-fired missile capable of downing a civilian aircraft? Continue reading

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Which of the following initiatives caused a 50% reduction in felony arrests for high-risk male youth in one of the nation’s largest school districts? 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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Based on the latest federal estimates, if the U.S. stopped importing all oil and other petroleum products, how long would the nation’s domestic petroleum resources last at the current consumption rate? 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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Has the frequency of strong-to-violent tornadoes in the U.S. generally increased since the 1950s?… 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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On average during 1925 to 2015, how many immigrants suspected of being illegally present in the United States were apprehended by U.S. immigration officials?… 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 all energy used in the U.S. is supplied by natural gas? 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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What portion of the U.S. economy is consumed by federal, state and local taxes? Continue reading

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