American Habbits

A survey done of Americans, about their habits and actions.


Driving

  • 4 out of 5 sing in the car (and probably 4 out of 5 can't sing for beans either)
  • 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
  • 45% of us consistently follow the speed limit. (This is hard to believe - Get on a highway and go the exact speed limit. Are 45% of the people not passing you - I doubt it)
  • 2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
  • 1/3 of us don't wear seat belts.
  • 71% can drive a stick-shift car.
  • 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them. (Hint from Jokemaster: When this happens, accelerate while simultaneously touching your brake - just enough so the break light goes on - scaring the crap out of the guy behind you)

What we shouldn't be doing

  • 13% of us admit to occasionally doing our offspring's homework.
  • 91% of us lie regularly.
  • 27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.

Religion

  • 90% believe in divine retribution.
  • 10% believe in the 10 Commandments. (That's one Commandment per person on average)
  • 82% believe in an afterlife.
  • 45% believe in ghosts.
  • 10% of us claim to have seen a ghost. (Not Counting Casper)
  • 49% believe in ESP.

Daily Living

  • 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
  • 53% read their horoscopes regularly.
  • 16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men).
  • 59% of us say we're average-looking.
  • Less than 10% are trilingual.
  • 37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.
  • 53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
  • 44% reuse tinfoil.
  • 57% save pretty gift paper to reuse.
  • 66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch.
  • 53% of us would take advice from Anne Landers.
  • 28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.
  • 51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
  • On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.
  • 20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.

Love And Sex

  • 2 out of 5 have married their first love.
  • Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand.
  • 29% of us are virgins when we marry. (How many claim they are?)
  • The average sexual experience lasts about 39 minutes.
  • Men say the average erect penis is 10". Women say it's 4".
  • 56% of men have had sex at work.
  • 60% of men and 54% of women have had a 1-night stand.
  • Women buy 4 out of every 10 condoms sold.
  • 1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
  • 6% propose over the phone. (Guys get a clue) (And what percent said yes?)

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