Over 1,000 new power plants have been built in the past year. Most of them are wind and solar plants. Are these plants where the wind and sunlight are?
In 2015, 68 percent of students graduating from four-year colleges had student loan debt, with an average debt of $30,100. Studies suggest 40% of borrowers may default on federal loans in 20 years. Knowing the geographic variation of this debt can help researchers and policymakers understand the extent of the issue.
Data can be looked at as raw numbers, or normalized percents. People often turn to percents first, but sometimes, counts might be more appropriate.