This and That

90% of Americans have flown at least once. More than half of Americans have flown before their 16th birthday. 2 million people choose to fly each day in the United States. In 2021, one-third of Americans who flew had family incomes under $75,000 per year. [Political Playbook 2/6/23]

The world produces about 400 million metric tons of plastic waste each year, according to a United Nations report. About half is tossed out after a single use. [NYT 1/15/23]

Montana has the smallest percentage of Black residents in the country and the largest minority group in the state, Native Americans, have faced disenfranchisement since securing the right to vote in 1924. [NYT 1/15/223]

“Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as ‘unjust’ saying God loves all of his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people from the church. Being homosexual isn’t a crime.” [WP Daily 202 1/25/23]