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Study: Only 2% of state lawmakers come from working class

Summary by Carolina Journal
State legislators in all 50 states play a fundamental role in shaping American life, but fewer than 2% come directly out of the “working class,” a new study finds. Researchers from Duke University and Loyola University-Chicago used publicly available biographical information to collect data on legislators’ current or most recent main occupation outside of elected office. Just 116 (1.6%) legislators out of the nation’s 7,386 state legislative se…

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