By The Numbers

The numbers for June 24, 2013: Percentages

Ethan Lindsey Aug 6, 2013
3%

The percentage of people in the highest-income bracket, and the same percentage of people making $30,000 or less, who drive Jeeps. Jeep is one of the few car brands that does equally well in the top- and bottom-income brackets. (Marketplace)

0.86%

That’s the percentage of American families making the median income level who own gerbils. Pet data shows ownership levels of different animals varies by income. (Marketplace)

57%

The Washington Post Co., before selling its flagship newspaper to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, saw its circulation drop from 832,332 average subscribers, in 1993, to 474,767 last year. That’s just one of the disruptive trends that forced that surprise news from the Post. (The New Yorker)

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