March 3, 2017

Meanwhile. . .

Percentage change since 1961 in the portion of U.S. residents who are Christian : –24. Of congresspeople : –4

Your editor has previously mentioned that when he started in journalism in the 1950s, over half the reporters in the country had only a high school education. Now Harper's reports that as late as 1971 to the percent of journalists with college degrees was only 58%. Today it is 92%. This is an important clue as to how the perspectives of journalists have changed.
Pew Research Center poll found that only 49 percent of Republicans view press criticism as very important for maintaining a strong democracy, while 76 percent of Democrats said so.

Almost seven million people in the UK - 13 per cent - do not have someone they would call a close chum, up from one in 10 (10 per cent) when the same question was asked in 2014 and 2015, charities Relate and Relationships Scotland say. The charities' report also found that almost half (45 per cent) of UK adults felt lonely at least some of the time and almost a fifth (18 per cent) felt lonely often or all of the time.

Portion of Americans aged 18 to 34 who live with their parents or other family members : 2/5

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