Nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13 (43%), and that two out of three born again Christians (64%) made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday.
The most common type of racially-mixed congregation is comprised of Anglos and Hispanics or Asians.
The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancy among industrialized countries. Each year, there are approximately 3,600,000 unintended pregnancies.
In 2000, 35 million Americans were counted as Hispanic, almost 60% of them of Mexican ancestry. Nearly 12 million more Americans were Asians, of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Korean stock.
At least 12% of homeless school-aged children are not enrolled in school while they are homeless and 45% of homeless children do not attend school on a regular basis when they are homeless. They are prevented from going because of lack of transportation, frequent moving, no permanent address, and no medical or school records.
In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children. One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.
The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition among pregnant women. The U.S. ranks 23rd among industrial nations in infant mortality. African- American infants die at nearly twice the rate of white infants.