Notable numbers: Southerners, same-sex marriage and Supreme Court votes

July 4, 2014 

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

51 The percentage of voters living in states where same-sex marriage is not legal who support it

46 The percentage of Southerners who oppose same-sex marriage

46 The percentage of Southerners who support it

64 The percentage of Americans who believe the same-sex marriage issue should be based on the U.S. Constitution

64 The percentage of self-identifying evangelical millennials who support same-sex marriage

65 The percentage of orally argued cases before the Supreme Court this term that were decided

unanimously, the highest share since at least 1953

36 The percentage of the cases this term that involved questions of rights and liberties, compared with 57 percent in the three previous terms

56 The percentage of its cases before the court that the Obama administration won this term

39 The percentage the administration won last term

35 The percentage of adults in North Carolina who have not visited the dentist within the past year

42 The percentage of Americans who live in middle class neighborhoods

65 The percentage who lived in middle class neighborhoods in 1970

50 The percentage of adult American women who are unmarried

25 The percentage that number of women represents of Americans of voting age

2/3 The ratio of those women who supported Barack Obama in 2012

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