15 Shocking Statistics You’ll Wish Were Made Up

 9. 77% of Americans have a smartphone. 

10. The US immigration backlog is shocking: 4.4 visa applications are pending.

 11. Money doesn’t buy a happy marriage. Spending $20,000 on a wedding increases the odds of divorce by 3.5 times, compared to couples who keep it between $5,000 and $10,000.

 12. At any given moment in the United States, there are two million impaired people on the road.

 13. 156 men and women have been exonerated from death row since 1973.

 14. A child in a professional family will have heard 20 million more words by age four than a child in middle class family. She’ll have heard 35 more million words than a child in a family who receives welfare assistance.

 15. 94% of Americans fail to exercise for 30 minutes per day. A Cooking Light survey revealed that only 6% of respondents managed to do the recommended amount of exercise, though 22% did exercise up to four times per week.

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