National Affairs: Meet the Folks

After ten years of milking the average American of his opinions and then selling them back to him, operators of the Gallup poll plunged into their files to discover the sort of fellow with whom they had been doing business. This week they published the results.

The average U.S. man is 5 ft. 9 in. tall and weighs 158 Ibs. Pace Anita Loos, six out of ten prefer brunettes (a happy choice, since only 8% of U.S. women are natural blondes) and they think— although they are at least half responsible for it—that women get kissed and petted too much before marriage....

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