That's the percentage of white evangelical Protestants that rejects the notion that humans and other living things have evolved over time, espousing instead a view that life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time.
That's the percentage of voters who say there has been more mud-slinging and negative campaigning this year compared with recent elections. On the eve of the previous midterm, just 51% said that campaign was marred by more mud-slinging, while 52% expressed that view shortly before the 1998 midterms.
That's the tiny percentage of Americans who, going into this week's elections, said they had heard a lot about the concern among some politicians and political experts over the lack of competitiveness in U.S. elections. And while 71% of voters in districts with competitive House elections said the race was close in their district, a majority of voters (55%) in non-competitive districts also thought their local House races were shaping up to be close.
That's the percentage of registered voters who say the issue of which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote when they go to the polls Tuesday. That's much higher than in recent midterm elections. More Democrats than Republicans say party control matters (73% vs. 65%). But party control is a bigger factor for Republicans than it was just a few weeks ago (65% vs. 58% in early October).
That's the number of Americans who favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements giving them many of the same rights as married couples -- a figure that is nine percentage points higher than it was in October 2003. But only 35% favor legalizing gay marriages.
Nearly half of U.S. workers expect they will switch careers sometime in the future. Young workers and part-time workers are more likely to say they are very or somewhat likely to change careers.
That's the percent of Democratic voters who think of themselves as "liberals."
That's the share of the French public that now judges immigration into France from the Middle East and North Africa to be a good thing -- an increase over the 53% who said so a year ago before the riots by Muslim youth.
That's the number of Hispanics who will be U.S. citizens over the age of 18 and thus eligible to vote in the November 2006 election, according to a Pew Hispanic Center estimate.
That's the number of U.S. workers who say they are very or fairly likely to lose their job or be laid off in the coming year -- a figure that is virtually unchanged since 1975.