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Study: MI closely resembles U.S. population in demographics, political views

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Source: WalletHub
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The popular finance website WalletHub released a study to see which states most resembled the United States as a whole.

The study was to determine which states fairly represent the U.S. electorate, to see which states are more important when it comes to the primaries, WalletHub said.

Michigan's primary is March 8.

The survey compared the 50 states across five categories including sociodemographics, economy, education, religion and public opinion.

Michigan was ranked third. Which, according to the study, means it is the third state that most closely resembles the country as a whole.

The Mitten State received a 93.17 percent electorate representation, placing just under Illinois (No. 1) and Florida (No. 2).

Michigan ranked 15 for sociodemographic, 29 for economy, 16 for education, second for religion and first for public opinion.

The sociodemographic category was based on gender, age, race, household makeup, family relationship, percent of foreign-born population and percent of population with health care coverage.

The public opinion category was based on party affiliation and views about different political aspects including same-sex marriage, abortion and gun control.

According to the study, 44 percent of adult Americans lean Democrat and 37 percent lean Republican. Nineteen percent said they don’t lean towards one party or the other.

To view the complete study click here.

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