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The Ideology, Education, And Region Of The Top One Percent

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A humorous take on the one percent.

Yesterday, Gallup released a major polling survey that sought to identify the ideological and demographic differences between the richest one percent of Americans and the other 99 percent of the country. There are a number of interesting results.

First, the Gallup poll shows that the top one percent tends to identify as Republican more than the bottom 99 percent although not necessarily to identify as conservative more often (this should be viewed with the caveat that people who identify as conservative do not necessarily hold right-leaning views on economics):

The survey also found that the top one percent tends to be much more likely to have been through higher education, particularly postgraduate education:

When it comes to geographical distribution, the midwest has the least one percent:

For the full results, see the entire survey here.

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