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In Fact, January 2017

By Prospect Team   February 2017

In the US presidential election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln earned only 39 per cent of the popular vote but won a crushing victory in the electoral college.

Washington Post, 15th November 2016

More people die of natural causes on 1st January than on any other day of the year.

Daily Mail, 1st January 2017

When asked to estimate the Muslim population of their country, Britons guessed it was 15 per cent (it is 4.8 per cent); the French 31 per cent (it is 7.5 per cent); and Americans 17 per cent (it is 1 per cent).

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