Life Ethics

13% Rise in euthanasia or assisted suicide cases in the Netherlands last year. The number rose 10.5% in 2008.

2% Percentage of all Dutch deaths represented by the 2,636 euthanasia cases.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Higher Education

Median age of candidates for Master of Divinity degrees.

1989: 31.4

1999: 34.4

2009: 32.9

Source: USA Today/Center for the Study of Theological Education


52% Americans who say most Americans are basically honest.

45% Americans who say religious people are likely to be more honest than non-religious people. Forty-five percent say the groups are equally honest. Seven percent say religious people are less honest.

Source: Rasmussen Reports

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See our earlier Go Figure postings from August 2010, July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010, February 2010, January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, October 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, and earlier issues.

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