Fun facts about South Carolina and, wait, when was 9/11?

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The February 2012 Winthrop Poll is out and it's filled with fun informational tidbits about the psyche of the Palmetto State.

So, let's just dive in, shall we?

Surprise, South Carolina is religious. 70.8% of those surveyed said religion was very important in their life. That's more than those who said they had "strenuous or somewhat strenuous physical exercise" in the past month, 68.5%.  Slightly edging out that statistic was the 71.1% of us who correctly pegged 2001 as the year of the September 11th attack.

Only 29.3% could not accurately identify who the current vice president is, 3% named Dick Cheney.  However few folks let that get them down, as 84.9% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the "way things are going in your personal life". 

When asked, respondents said by an almost 2-to-1 margin (59 to 32.1%), they believed the U.S. is headed in the wrong, rather than right, direction. They were split over the improvement of the national economy, but fewer (46%) believe that South Carolina is taking the wrong path. 

Don't worry, though, because South Carolinians aren't.  Only 33.3% said they had "experienced stress during a lot of the day yesterday" and 25.9% said they worried.

Want to dig deeper? Check out the full survey results here.

The poll surveyed 878 adults in South Carolina, taken between January 29 and February 6 (skipping February 5, Super Bowl Sunday). Results which use all respondents have a margin of error of +/-3.31% at the 95% confidence level. 

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