14 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Americans

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As divisive as things get these days, it’s easy to lose track of what unites the majority of Americans.

Based on Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, we’ve identified some simple facts that are true about the majority of the 318,278,722 U.S. citizens.

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title=”53 per cent of Americans believe the war in Iraq was a mistake.”
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title=”61 per cent of American adults have an immediate family member who served in the military.”
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title=”61 per cent of Americans believe there were more people involved in the JFK assassination.”
content=”Source: 2013 Gallup Poll

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title=”64 per cent of Americans are white, though ‘minority’ populations have become majorities in some areas.”
content=”Source: 2010 Census
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title=”64 per cent of Americans do not believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.”
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title=”69 per cent of Americans are in favour of euthanasia.”
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title=”79 per cent of US adults believe abortion should be legal under some circumstances.”
content=”Source: A 2014 Gallup poll of Americans over the age of 18.
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title=”79 per cent live in an urban area. Population density is higher in the east.”
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title=”80 per cent of Americans speak only English at home.”
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title=”85 per cent of Americans over 25 are high school graduates. This percentage has surged over the past century.”
content=”Source: U.S. Census
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title=”92 per cent of American adults may believe in God or a universal spirit.”
content=”Source: Pew Research 2011
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title=”93 per cent of Americans lack confidence in Congress.”
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title=”That’s America. Now who are you going to meet in the Big Apple?”
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