Quiz: How Well Do You Know Stats About Americans?
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How Well Do You Know Stats About Americans?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

There are over 300 million Americans, each one unique and with different passions, interests, work ethics and style. But for most, the average American is also uniquely American. Don't believe us? Well, take a trip to any vacation hotspot in the world and chances are you can pick out the Americans easier than any other nationality. They have a certain swagger, a certain confidence that is undeniably ethnocentric. 

Despite their knowledge of the world, Americans tend to be a bit more territorial than you would have thought. In fact, do you know where most Americans live? Could it be the state they were born in? Or, is it another state they moved to and decided never to leave? Do you know the average height of an American woman or American man? 

Money is a big indication of an American. How it is spent, how it is earned and of course, how much is earned. Would you have any idea how much money the average American spends in one day? Or, how much money does the average 18-24-year-old earn in a year? 

From money and movement to lifestyle, political beliefs and worldly knowledge, this quiz will dig into the core of what you think an American is. Are you up for the challenge? Take this quiz to see how much you really know!


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Does the average American trust Congress?

Over half of Americans doubt the honesty, integrity and ethical standards of Congress. Nearly 60 percent of Americans don't trust them.

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The average American household owns how many cars?
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The average American household owns two cars. The average American is also a homeowner.

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What is the average height of American women?

The average American woman is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. The tallest women, on average, come from The Netherlands.

The average American currently lives and works in the same state where they were born. Over half of all Americans live in the state where they were born.

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The average American is a:

Women outnumber men in America slightly. 52 percent of Americans are women.

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What does the average single person make a year in America?

The average American who filed taxes as a single person made $34,940 in 2014. American income averages vary widely based on location and other factors.

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What is the average height of American men?

The average height of an American man is 5 feet 9.5 inches. On average, the Netherlands has the tallest men on earth and Indonesia has the shortest.

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The average American has which of these?

The average American has a cell phone. According to a 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 90 percent of Americans have cell phones.

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About how much does the average person, ages 15 to 24, earn in America?

According to a 2016 Census Bureau population survey, young people in this age range earned about $16,000 that year. This is the lowest of people in any age range.

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How much money does the average American spend in a day?

The average American spends $69 a day. They also make $735 a week.

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Does the average American believe in astrology?

The average American does not take astrology seriously. Only about 15 percent of Americans believe in it overall.

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How many children is the average American woman statistically expected to have?

Statistically, the average American woman is expected to have 1.9 children. Back in 1960, the average American woman was expected to have 3.7 children.

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Does the average American recycle?

The average American recycles regularly. 64 percent of Americans say that they recycle either always or often.

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What is the average weight of American men?

The average American man weighs 195 pounds. He has a waist circumference of 39.7.

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How many prescription drugs does the average American take?

The average American is on one prescription drug regularly. They also go to the doctor at least twice a year.

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At what age does the average American woman get married?

The average American woman gets married at age 27. This is a historic high and has made a large jump from age 23 in 1990.

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The average American thinks the government should spend more on:

The average American wants more from the government when it comes to education funding. The majority of Americans, nearly three-quarters, believe this.

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At what age does the average American man get married?

The average American man marries at 29. In 1990 the average marrying age for American men was 23 years old.

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How much TV does the average American watch per day?

The average American watches about 3 hours of TV per day. The exact number is 2 hours and 49 minutes.

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About how much does the average 35-39 year old earn in America?

According to a 2016 Census Bureau population survey, working people in this age range earned about $55,000 a year. These are amongst the highest earners of any age range.

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What does the average American woman weigh?

The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds. She has a waist circumference of 37.5 inches.

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How stock savvy is the average American?

The average American does not directly own stock in any company. Less than 20 percent of American households own any stock directly.

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The average American lives where?

The average American lives in one of the 50 major metropolitan areas. This includes the areas around large cities such as New York City and Los Angeles.

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The average American thinks global warming is:

According to a Gallup poll, the average American believes that global warming will either soon cause problems or is already causing them. Over half of Americans think this.

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The average American's parents were born where?

Over three-quarters of all Americans have natural-born U.S. citizens for parents. While the average American also has four natural-born U.S. citizens for grandparents, statistically this only covers 59 percent of Americans.

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About how much debt is the average American in?

The average American was $75,600 in debt as of 2011. This number includes the mortgage.

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Does the average American accept evolution as a scientific fact?

The average American understands and agrees with evolution. Since 1999, the number of Americans who believe that God did not have a hand in the evolution of man has doubled.

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When it comes to health care, the average American feels that the government should spend:

The average American wants the government to spend more on healthcare. 60 percent of Americans feel this way.

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How secure does the average American feel about being able to maintain their standard of living?

The average American does not feel secure about being able to maintain their standard of living. 58 percent of all Americans are worried about this.

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How politically savvy is the average American?

The average American is not incredibly politically aware. Roughly 6 out of 10 Americans don't know which political party controls the House of Representatives.

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How many days of work does the average American miss in a year?
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The average American is sick in bed seven days a year. They miss five days of work.

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The average American from which region has the highest blood pressure?

The average American Southerner has higher blood pressure than the average American in other regions of the country. This includes Northerners and Westerners.

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About how many words does the average American high school graduate know?

The average American high school graduate has a vocabulary of about 15,000 words. An American college graduate knows double that amount of words.

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Does the average American believe in God?

The average American does believe in God without a doubt. 59 percent of Americans believe in God.

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The average American thinks that the death penalty is:

The average American is in support of the death penalty. Over two-thirds of Americans overall are pro-death penalty.

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