... At year-end 2007, the Gallup Poll noted that "more than 8 in 10 Americans say they are satisfied with their personal lives at this time, including a solid majority who say they are "very satisfied".
... During the early 1960s, the five-year survivial rate from canecer for Americans was one in three. Today it is two in three ...continuing to climb ... and the highest in the world.
... Alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the most recently reported year dropped by more than half versus 20 years age.
... Some 68.6% of the 2.7 million "Class of 2005" high school graduates enrolled in colleges and universities, the highest ever.
... Global economic growth should exceed 4.0% in 2008 (after inflation) for the sixth consecutive year, a development not seen in generations. Strong growth allows millions to rise above poverty.
... The U.S. rate of home ownership reached 69.2% of households in recent quarters, the highest ever before declining slightly.
... For every dollar of the U.S. economy output generated today, we burn less than half as much oil as 30 years ago.
... Welcome to my little city of Las Cruces, New Mexico!