Stunning Percentage Facts

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1. Studies show that people are more swayed by things that look "sciencey," like graphs and percentages.
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2. When trying to look for percentages (ex 40% of 300) drop the 1st digit of the number and multiply by the 10s digit of the % (4 x 30 = 120)
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3. The highest percentage per capita of 'How do I know if my husband is gay?' web searches come from conservative parts of the U.S.
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4. The US spends more on healthcare as percentage of GDP than any other country in the world.

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