A quick note about %

So I wanted to quickly explain the difference between the words percent and percentage. While there are times when they can be used interchangeably, I am requesting that you only use them in the following manner.

The simplest and easiest way of choosing between these words is by using percent with a number and percentage without a number.

For example:

  • Only thirty five percent of the voters went to the polls last year.
  • What percentage of voters went to the polls last year?