Numbers: Oct. 29, 2007

MONEY

48%

Percentage of Americans surveyed who say the country is divided along economic lines. The number was 26% in 1988

34%

Percentage who think they belong to the have-nots, double the percentage of 1988

HISTORY

$8,000

Cost of a facsimile of the Chinon parchment (below), the original account of the alleged misdeeds of the Knights Templar. One copy is reserved for Pope Benedict XVI, and the Vatican is selling the remaining 799 copies

700

Number of years ago the Templar, formed during the Crusades, were officially disavowed by the Vatican, though Pope Clement V acquitted them of heresy

LARCENY

$5...

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