Monday, October 22, 2018
Perspective

$15

is the minimum fine for using your smartphone in a crosswalk in Honolulu under a city ordinance that went into effect last week. Repeat offenders can be charged up to $99. Hawaii’s capital, which has a high pedestrian fatality rate, is the first major city to enact a "distracted walking" law.

62%

of Americans identify as "middle class," according to a Gallup poll, although they don’t agree on what that means.

4,500 miles

is the rough maximum distance that even a careful bicyclist is likely to travel before crashing.

4.3%

of apartments nationally are affordable for very low-income families, according to a new report by Freddie Mac. That number was 11.2 percent seven years ago, pointing to the increasing difficulty of finding affordable housing.

6%

of Americans believe that it is morally acceptable for married men and women to have an affair, according to a Gallup poll. More people than that believe that polygamy is okay (14 percent) or even cloning humans (13 percent).

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