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"Percent" or % in APA Style?

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If you're deciding whether to use "percent" or "%", please "use the symbol for percent only when it is preceded by a numeral. Use the word percentage when a number is not given" (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 118). For example, 3% versus "a low percentage".

For more information, please see "The Grammar of Mathematics: Percentage or %?" from the APA Style Blog.

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American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

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