10 Funny Statistics That Are Hard to Believe
How do you compare to this data gathered on American adults?
Can you name every president?
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Think you know your presidential history? Well, according to a survey, 71 percent of Americans name Alexander Hamilton as a U.S. president…except he wasn’t. How’s that for funny statistics? Here’s some more presidential trivia that’s not true.
We bet you’re reading this on your phone…
Why? Because nearly all Americans—95 percent—own a cellphone of some kind, and 77 percent own a smartphone.
Americans like to invest
As of 2018, 55 percent of Americans had money invested in the stock market. This includes individual stock, mutual funds, 401(k)s, and IRAs.
We’re enjoying our jobs
Well, this is heartening. Thirty-four percent of Americans say they are “engaged” (read: “not bored to tears”) at work. If these funny statistics are news to you, check out these other weird facts most people don’t know.
You definitely need more Zzz’s
Yikes! According to the CDC, more than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep—which is a recommended seven hours a night, by the way.
Some of us haven’t traveled much
This statistic is actually pretty shocking—according to a small survey reported on by Forbes, 11 percent of survey respondents have never left their home state. And over half of those survey takers said they’ve visited ten states or fewer.
You’re reading this on the Internet but…
It might be time to give the Internet a break, folks. Over a quarter of Americans, 26 percent, report that they are online “almost constantly.” For some more funny statistics, check out all of the fascinating things that will happen in the next 60 seconds.
We’re a multi-lingual society
Twenty-one percent of Americans speak a language other than English when they’re home.