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Height, income, weight: How well do you know the average American?
by Isadora Teich
How well do you know the average American? What do they believe and how much do they make? Find out how much you have in common with the average American by taking this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Does the average American trust Congress?

  • Yes
  • No

The average American household owns how many cars?

  • None
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4

What is the average height of American women?

  • 5 feet 11 inches
  • 4 feet 9 inches
  • 5 feet 4 inches
  • 5 feet 1 inches

The average American was born where?

  • In the city they live in
  • In the state they live in
  • In another country
  • In another state

The average American is a:

  • Man
  • Woman
  • Teenager
  • Baby

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

  • $34,940
  • $100,913
  • $25,000
  • $70,000

What is the average height of American men?

  • 5 feet 9.5 inches
  • 6 feet
  • 5 feet 1inches
  • 6 feet 2 inches

The average American has which of these?

  • A cell phone
  • A smartphone
  • A pager
  • A beeper

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

  • $16,000
  • $20,000
  • $10,000
  • $25,000

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

  • $30
  • $69
  • $150
  • $300

Does the average American believe in astrology?

  • Yes
  • No

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

  • 0
  • 1
  • About 2
  • 3 or more

Does the average American recycle?

  • Yes
  • No

What is the average weight of American men?

  • 250 pounds
  • 120 pounds
  • 195.5 pounds
  • 275 pounds

How many prescription drugs does the average American take?

  • At least one
  • Two
  • Five or more
  • None

At what age does the average American woman get married?

  • 18
  • 21
  • 27
  • 34

The average American thinks the government should spend more on:

  • Education
  • War
  • Public Housing
  • Defense

At what age does the average American man get married?

  • 20
  • 29
  • 34
  • 40

How much TV does the average American watch per day?

  • 30 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • About 3 hours
  • 6 hours

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

  • $25,000
  • $33,000
  • $55,000
  • $70,000

What does the average American woman weigh?

  • 100 pounds
  • 200 pounds
  • 166.2 pounds
  • 115 pounds

How stock savvy is the average American?

  • Incredibly
  • Somewhat
  • Not very
  • Not at all

The average American lives where?

  • The suburbs
  • A metropolitan area
  • A small town
  • Rural america

The average American thinks global warming is:

  • Fake
  • Possibly true
  • Already effecting them
  • Not a problem

The average American's parents were born where?

  • In the city they live in
  • In the state they live in
  • In another country
  • In America

About how much debt is the average American in?

  • $20,000
  • $50,000
  • $75,000
  • $110,000

Does the average American accept evolution as a scientific fact?

  • Yes
  • No

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

  • More
  • Less
  • Nothing
  • The current amount

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

  • Incredibly
  • Fairly secure
  • Not very secure
  • Not secure

How politically savvy is the average American?

  • Incredibly
  • Pretty savvy
  • Somewhat savvy
  • Not very savvy

How many days of work does the average American miss in a year?

  • 1
  • 5
  • 9
  • 13

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

  • The Northeast
  • The South
  • The Midwest
  • The West Coast

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

  • 5,000
  • 15,000
  • 30,000
  • 40,000

Does the average American believe in God?

  • Yes
  • No

The average American thinks that the death penalty is:

  • Necessary
  • Immoral
  • Only for use in certain cases
  • Blasphemous