Notable numbers

March 7, 2014 

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

58 The percentage of American adults who own smart phones

87 The percentage of Americans who use the Internet

39 million The number of un-Interneted Americans that 13 percent represents

85 The number of North Carolinians who have died of the flu this season

7 The percentage decrease in the appropriations per UNC system college student between 2007 and 2013

18 The percentage decrease, controlling for inflation, in education spending per degree at UNC

47 The percentage increase in tuition receipts per student over the same period

24 Where North Carolina ranks on a list of most-conservative states

7 Where South Carolina ranks

41.9 The percentage of North Carolinians who say they are Republican or lean that way

41.3 The percentage who say they are or lean Democratic, for a 0.6-point difference

40.1 The point difference in Wyoming, which leans Republican

24.8 The point difference in New York, which leans Democratic

1 Where the 113th Congress ranks on the disapproval list since data first started being collected in 1974

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