I’m The Average American?
WaPo had an interesting article of what the average American looks like. I fit most of their attributes.
Here’s how I compare:
The average American is a woman – Yes, I’m a woman.
The average American is white and not Hispanic – Yep. I’m Caucasian.
She’s 52 years old – Nope. I’m significantly younger than that.
She has a bachelorâ€™s degree – Guilty. BS from Frostburg!
She works in “education and health services” – Somewhat. I work for a government contractor who does contracts with HHS.
She earns $889.62 a week – Nope. I earn a lot more than that.
She lives in a city – Yes. The suburbs.
She’s a political independent â€” who tends to vote Democratic – Yes. I’m a registered Independent but I tend to vote Democrat (when I like them).
She voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 – Hell no! I voted for Jill Stein.
The average American has a 26.1-minute commute – This is accurate.
She’s married and lives with her spouse – Yep.
She lives in a house that she owns or that another resident owns – Yes, I own my home.
There’s probably another person there, too – Yes. My husband and my pets.
She’s an evangelical Baptist – Nope.
She disapproves of Trump’s performance as president – True!
She believes that Trump has strengthened the economy – False!
She believes that Trump has weakened Americaâ€™s standing globally – True!
She would rather see Democrats control the House than Republicans – Yeah, I guess but it’s like one inch of difference.
She probably won’t vote – Fuck no. I’ll always vote.