1 in 10

If you meet someone on the street, about one out of ten times, that person will be:

  • left-handed
  • single
  • gay
  • African-American
  • retired
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • foreign-born
  • a single parent
  • poor


  • non-religious

Of course, many people you meet will be more than one of those things. Some people you meet will be none of those things.

My score is 3 (left-handed, foreign-born, and non-religious). What’s yours?

(Sources: left-handed source, gay source, single/single parent source, religion source, all other facts source. I rounded some of these statistics ranging between 9% and 14% to be 10%. Some of these figures, especially the homosexual data, are in dispute.)

8 Responses to “1 in 10”

  1. slacy Says:

    I’m only a 1. So sad. 🙁

  2. Anonymous Says:

    How do you define “poor”?

  3. Geoff Says:

    sigh. only two. shared with you, though, so i’m in good company. Lefty and a Humanist/Athiest [non-religious].

    I think there’s more of us then admit it. I’ve frequently caught right handed people making the cross sign with their left hand…. a dead giveaway…

  4. Stephen Says:

    Hi Anonymous person: I used “poor” as shorthand for “living below the poverty line,” which, per this page, stood at 12.7% in 2004.

  5. Stephen Says:

    Slacy and Geoff, don’t be sad! Higher scores aren’t necessarily better — unless you *want* to be poor or a single parent.

  6. Tomi Says:

    I did not know you are a “lefty”. So am I!

  7. Kyrie Says:

    I’m a 3. single, non-religious, single parent.

  8. Jonathan Disher Says:

    I’m a 0!

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