Editorials

Notable numbers: Raleigh parking, Christmas beliefs and job hopes

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

52The percentage of blacks who believe relations between local police forces and minority communities around the country will get worse next year

34The percentage of whites who believe relations will be worse

16The percentage of blacks who believe they will get better

21The percentage of whites who believe they’ll get better

23The number of parking spaces in Raleigh designated for electric cars

$27,000 The amount of fines space No. 378 on Fayetteville Street brought in over the past year

5,549The number of times city charging stations were used in a year

60 The least number of journalists killed this year in relation to their work

40 The percentage of those journalists who had been singled out for murder

18 The number of journalist deaths in 2014 still be investigated

70The number of journalists who were killed on the job last year

79 The number of journalists killed in Syria since that conflict began

43The percentage of Americans age 18 to 49 who believe it’s a good time to find a quality job

29The percentage of Americans older than 50 who believe that

47The percentage of Democrats and those who said they lean toward the party who believe it’s a good time to find a quality job

29 The percentage of Republicans and those who lean Republican who believe that

65The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that all of these aspects of the Christmas story – the virgin birth, the journey of the magi, the angel’s announcement to the shepherds and the manger story – reflect events that actually happened

81 The percentage of U.S. Christians who believe in all four elements of the story

44The percentage of Americans who say Christian symbols such as nativity scenes should be allowed on government property during the holidays whether or not they are accompanied by symbols from other faiths

20The percentage who say no religious symbols should be allowed on government property

28The percentage who say Christian symbols should be allowed only if accompanied by other religious displays

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