("43 percent of Americans say they have common sense, but the reality is only 7 percent really do have it")
Fully 43 percent of Americans say they have common sense, but the reality is only 7 percent really do have it, according to a new survey conducted by Scott Tissue and Towels. Common sense isn't very common.
The surveyors first asked whether the respondent thought he or she had common sense, and then administered a quiz to actually measure common sense perception. That is what tripped up 36 percent of those who thought they were blessed with this trait--but apparently are not.
Other fun common sense facts, courtesy of Wireless Flash:
--More men than women think they have "a lot more common sense than most people," but women outnumber men among the seven percent of folks who have common sense.
--4 percent of respondents think they have less common sense than the average American.
--51 percent of New Yorkers think their hometown has the most people with common sense, but only 14 percent of the residents of Los Angeles think their city is most sensible.
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