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China has the highest cinema attendance per head per year at 12.3-over three times the US rate of 3.9. [The Economist Pocket World in Figures, 1996]

The proportion of US adults who are not married rose from 28 per cent in 1974 to 48 per cent in 1994. [Prospect March, Who killed civic

America?, page 69]

Hong Kong has the highest circulation of daily newspapers-819 per 1,000 of the population. [The Economist Pocket World in Figures, 1996]

Mobility in America is declining. During the 1950s 20 per cent of Americans changed

residence every year and 6.9 per cent annually…

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