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Significant Digits For Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

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20 percent

Percentage of Trump voters who say that men have too much influence in the country these days, compared to 50 percent of Clinton supporters who say the same. [ABC News]


34 years

USA Today is good for a lot of things: showing up outside of your hotel room, providing an even-keeled opinion about the teams in the NFC East, offering Arby’s coupons. Add to that list, for the first time in 34 years, a stance on the presidential debate. The paper’s editorial board has never before endorsed a candidate, and it still hasn’t. But Thursday it broke with tradition and denounced Trump: “By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.” [USA Today]


64.6 percent

Probability that Democrats win the Senate, according to FiveThirtyEight’s polls-plus forecast. [FiveThirtyEight]


70 percent

Percentage of Americans who believe that this election has brought out the worst in people. [Monmouth University]


93 percent

A Cambridge University study found complaints against police in the U.K. and the U.S. fell 93 percent after departments installed body cameras. [BBC]


$1.1 billion

After months of delay, Congress has finally agreed to spend $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus. [NPR]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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