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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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7 million people are projected to enroll in health insurance through the ACA marketplaces in 2015

7 million people are projected to enroll in health insurance through the ACA marketplaces in 2015

Enrollment projections suggest 2015 premiums will not grow substantially over 2014’s.

Source: 2014, Will Premiums Skyrocket in 2015?
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95% of charities reporting $50,000+ in revenue in 2008 were still operational in 2012

95% of charities reporting $50,000+ in revenue in 2008 were still operational in 2012

The recession had a relatively modest effect on nonprofit survival: before the recession, the “death” rate was 4.3 percent.

Source: 2013, The Impact of the Great Recession on the Number of Charities
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78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

That number is up from 68 percent in 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012

76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012

46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.

Source: 2012, SNAP’s Role in the Great Recession and Beyond
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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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