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In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs     

64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs

After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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As of June 2013, 4.2 million people had been unemployed for more than six months

As of June 2013, 4.2 million people had been unemployed for more than six months

Long-term unemployment, still quite high, contributes to poverty, diminishes workers’ job prospects, and harms the economy.

Source: 2013, Responding to Long-Term Unemployment
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$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013

That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).

Source: 2014, Debt in America
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Federal spending is projected to increase by $1.4 trillion over the next decade 

growth in federal spending

Children’s programs will receive only 2 cents of every dollar of this projected increase. 

Source: 2015, Kids’ Share 2015: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2014
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On average, US drivers take 2 trips per day, covering an average total distance of 29.2 miles

An average of 29.2 miles driven daily would equate to 10,658 miles driven over a one-year period.

Source: 2015, American Driving Survey: Methodology and Year One Results, May 2013–May 2014
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