Monday Trivia #140 [Johanna wins!]

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar aaron david says:

    percent of population that is catholic?Report

  2. Avatar Johanna says:

    variance in income? Seems to make sense except for Alabama seems really weird to me.Report

      • Avatar J@m3z Aitch says:

        She’s smarter than everyone else.Report

      • Avatar Johanna says:

        Can anyone explain Alabama – Is there really enough big money there, or are the poor that oppressively poor?Report

      • Avatar Brandon Berg says:

        It is variance in income? How do you get ties, then? Gini index rounded to the nearest .01?Report

      • Avatar Chris says:

        Alabama has a coastline that is becoming increasingly wealthy and attractive, it has a huge urban-rural divide in wealth (basically there’s Birmingham, Montgomery, and Huntsville, and then a buncha nowhere and nothin’), and Huntsville is home to a lot of well-educated tech and engineering folk who make a fair amount of money. High unemployment (even before ’08), a large black population with high unemployment and institutional barriers to economic mobility, and a fairly poor education system also keep much of the population on the low end of the income spectrum, while more and more money moves into the cities and the coast.Report

      • Avatar J@m3z Aitch says:

        What Chris said. Rural Alabama (and similarly, rural Mississippi and rural Louisiana) are amazingly poor. Those states have a long history, which is now changing, of restricting industrial development in favor of agriculture and not investing well in education.Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain says:

        Per capita or household income?Report

  3. Avatar Brandon Berg says:

    The existence of ties suggests a discrete value, rather than continuous. So it’s probably not a percentage or anything like that. And also likely fairly small numbers.Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Damn, didn’t even get to this before Johanna won. I wouldn’t have got there nearly as quickly as she, although I think I might have gotten there with a hint. Good for her!

    Our all-time Monday Trivia winner leaderboard reads:

    Randy Harris: 22½
    Mark Thompson: 18⅓
    Mike Schilling: 15½
    Johanna: 10
    Mo: 6½Report