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Notable numbers: Corporal punishment, the Constitution and Obama’s bracket

President Obama puts UNC-Chapel Hill coming in 2nd this year
President Obama puts UNC-Chapel Hill coming in 2nd this year AP

122 The number of times corporal punishment was used on a student in North Carolina during the 2013-14 school year

147 The number of times it was used during the 2014-15 school year, a 20.5 percent increase

60 The percentage of those paddlings used on a child in kindergarten through fourth grade

25 The percentage used on those in grades 10-12

50 The approximate percentage of the students paddled who were Native American

1 The approximate percentage of North Carolina’s 1.4 million public school students who are Native American

60 The percentage of the corporal punishment events that were in Robeson County, home of the Lumbee

32 The percentage that took place in Graham County, near the Cherokee Indian reservation

10 The percentage of those paddled who were identified as disabled

19 The number of states where corporal punishment in schools is still legal

$1.3 million What conservative PACs spent in the fall attacking Donald Trump

$24 million What they have spent since the Iowa caucus in January

$12 million How much of that $24 million was spent after Super Tuesday

70 The percentage of Mormons in the United States who are Republican or lean Republican

68 The percentage of white, evangelical Protestants who do

55 The percentage of white Southerners who do

35 The percentage of millennials who do

80 The percentage of black voters who are Democratic or lean Democratic

65 The percentage of Asians who do

61 The percentage of the religiously unaffiliated who do

51 The percentage of millennials who do

1 Where Wake ranks on the state list of healthiest counties, as determined from health behaviors, access to care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment

2 Where Orange ranks

15 Where Durham ranks

28 Where Johnston ranks

100 Where Robeson ranks, the lowest

1 Where Kansas came out on President Obama’s NCAA basketball bracket

2 The finish that the president predicted for UNC-CH

460,434 The number of votes Bernie Sanders received in the North Carolina Democratic primary

40.75 The percentage of the total primary votes cast that were for Sanders

458,411 The number of votes Donald Trump received in the North Carolina Republican primary

40.24 The percentage of the total primary votes cast that were for Trump

49 The percentage of Americans who say the decisions of the Supreme Court should be based on its understanding of what the Constitution “means in current times”

70 The percentage of Democrats who say that

46 The percentage of Americans who say decisions should be based on what the Constitution “meant as it was originally written”

69 The percentage of Republicans who say that

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