Poll: A Quarter Of Americans Want Their State To Secede

A remarkable 23.9 percent of Americans want their state to secede from the United States, according to a Reuters poll published Friday.

The geographic disparity was charted by Reuters:

Support was somewhat higher among men than women, and higher among low-income groups. Read more details on the data here.

The online poll asked 9,000 people, “Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?” It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

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