1. Opinion

Five interesting facts

Published Feb. 9, 2018

78% of Russians

polled said the United States meddles "a great deal" or "a fair amount" in Russian politics, compared to 69 percent of Americans who say the same about Russian interference in U.S. politics. The results come from comparative polling data collected by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and its Russian partner, the Levada Center.

About 560,000
American veterans

who served in World War II are still alive. In all, 16 million Americans served in the war.

One in three babies

is born by caesarean section in the United States. That's up from about one in five in the 1990s.


is North Korea's top export. No. 2 is men's outerwear.

For every woman

in political office in the United States, there are three men.