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Living Together

Presents statistics comparing views and habits of males and females in a number of areas. Health and appearance; Risk taking; Living together; Feeling nervous.

Living Together F M

In households with a television remote control, percent of viewing time in which people have it in their possession. 34% 55%

Percentage of people who squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom. 37% 18%

Percentage of people who say that their mates spend more time in the bathroom than they do. 67% 67%

Percentage of married people who think that private time is very important. 46% 32%

Percentage of people who cite emotional abuse as a cause of divorce. 56% 25%

Health and Appearance F M

Percentage of people who actively participate in sports or fitness activities. 68% 78%

Percentage of people who think they are in good or excellent physical shape. 46% 58%

Percentage of people who don't like their overall body tone. 45% 32%

Percentage of people who are dissatisfied with the size of their sex organs. 3% 15%

Percentage of people of normal weight who think that they are overweight. 47% 29%

Percentage of people who are within their recommended weight range. 24% 22%

The number of inches by which people overestimate their height 1/4 1/2

Percentage of people who like the way they look in the nude. 22% 68%

Percentage of people who consider themselves of average good looks. 47% 33%

Number of people who have face lifts each day. 165 18

Percentage of people who feelmit is important to be well dressed at all times. 46% 36%

Taking Risks F M

Percentage of people who like to take chances. 29% 35%

Percentage of people who have purchased a lottery ticket. 71% 92%

Percentage of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. 30% 70%

Percentage of people who frequently pray. 9% 26%

Feeling Nervous F M

Percentage of people who feel more stress than usual during the Christmas season. 38% 29%

Ratio of people who have had a major depressive episode. 2 1

Percentage of people who frequently talk to themselves. 13% 8%

Percentage of people who believe that the amount of money they make is a major cause of stress. 38% 33%

Percentage of people who have had a headache in the past year. 78% 68%

Percentage of people who indulge themselves by taking a long bath. 46% 20%

General F M

Percentage of people who believe in getting as much fun out of life as possible. 72% 45%

Percentage of people who took a prescription drug last week. 44% 28%

Percentage of people who were tested for AIDS in the past year. 2% 5%

Percentage of teenage students who believe that people with AIDS should not be allowed in public schools. 41% 45%

Percentage of people who think that the Federal Government should be less active in keeping females from having abortions. 61% 73%

From: The Great Divide by Daniel Evan Weiss. Copyright C 1991. Reprinted by permission of Poseidon Press/Simon & Schuster Inc.

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