According to the new statistical abstracts released by the Census Bureau, life expectancy at birth reached an all time high of 77.9 years. In Table 78 of the compare table listing of Live Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces from 1960 to 2007, things have changed. That breaks down to age 75.4 years for men and 80.4 years for women. Yes, women are living longer than men by about 5 years.
We hate going to a Zoo. 31 million Americans reported that. 13,6% os the population of Zoo haters. We love our pets though, some have a Zoo at home. Based on a 2006 survey that interviewed 47,000 households, Americans keep over 116 million pets at home. Cat lovers win at 81.7million. Dogs are next in line of most popular pets at 81.7 million and assorted birds trail at 11.2 million. So, the pet industry is doing just fine.