Here are some statistics driving major stories around the world this week.
That’s the percentage of African Americans who say the police have gone too far in responding to protests in Ferguson. Among white Americans, the percentage is 33%. (Source: Pew Research Center)
Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to live in poverty than white Americans – a gap that has not changed in 30 years. (Source: Pew Research Center)
Black household wealth is 7% that of white household wealth in America. The gap between white and black household wealth has increased in the last two decades. (Source: Pew Research Center.)
Kathleen O’Brien reports that Baby Boomer men are 60% more likely to commit suicide than their parents’ generation. (Source: Religion News Service)
That’s the number of Christian Arabs who have been driven out of Syria since its civil war began in 2011. (Source: The New York Times)