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Surprising Things the Government Knows About Americans

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16. Which fuel is used most for heating this house, apartment, or mobile home?
> Survey: American Community Survey

While some 86.8% of households are heated with either utility gas or electricity, 0.1% use solar energy.

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17. Yesterday, how long did you spend grooming yourself?
> Survey: American Time Use Survey

Americans ages 15 years and over spend an average of 41 minutes grooming each day. According to one analysis of American Time Use Survey data, men who spend twice as much time grooming than the average male have slightly higher earnings.

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