Editorials

Notable numbers: Health insurance, school transfers and the American way

35,000 The number of Americans participating in Medi-Share, a religious cooperative promising medical assistance to people who share their beliefs but do not guarantee coverage, in 2010

158,000 The number participating today

5,442 The number of North Carolinians who participate in Medi-Share, up from 3,740 last year

45 The percentage of Americans 65 and older who say the U.S. stands above other nations

19 The percentage of Americans under 30 who say the same

6 The percentage of Americans 65 and older who say there are nations better than the United States

25 The percentage of young Americans who say that

48 The percentage of conservative Republicans and Republican leaners who say the U.S. stands above all other nations

17 The percentage of liberal Democrats who say that

60 The percentage of liberal Democrats who say the U.S. is among the world’s greatest nations

307 The cholesterol level cited by state Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard as his reason for stepping down

8.4 The percentage of Wake County public school students who are attending schools as transfer students

13,190 The number of students out of the system’s 157,443 total that represents

36 The percentage of Wake elementary students who don’t attend their assigned school because of transfers, magnet seats and calendar choices

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