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50

Percent of 60-year-olds who have less than $37,500 in their 401(k)

 

$6.6 trillion

How short, collectively, Americans are of the amount they will need to retire comfortably

 

5.8 million

The number of Americans over the age of 85 today

 

19 million

The projected number of Americans who will be over the age of 85 in 2050

 

185,000

Fewer births in America in 2009 than in 2007

 

20

Number of countries that carried out executions in 2011

 

140

Number of countries that did not execute a single person in 2011

 

1

Number of G-8 countries that still employ the death penalty (The United States)

 

Sources:  Chicago Tribune; Amnesty International