Barely half of Americans know the political party of their representative – The Washington Post

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Barely half of Americans know the political party of their representative – The Washington Post

Quick: To what political party does your member of Congress belong?

About three-quarters of you came up with an answer. Of that number, a third of you were wrong. At least if we can extrapolate from analysis released by Pew Research on Thursday. They found that 53 percent of Americans could identify their representative’s political party which, let’s be honest, is not so good.

The numbers vary slightly based on various demographic data, but not a whole lot. The more educated you are, the more likely you are to get it right (unsurprisingly). Men were more likely to get it right than women, but got it wrong just as much. Republicans got it right the most, but that appears to be in part because moderate Democrats were remarkably bad at the question.

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