32% of Americans Have THIS; Do You?

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Almost exactly one-third of American adults have at least one tattoo, a large-scale societal shift in favor of tattooed individuals, a new poll has found.

The survey by the Pew Research Center polled 8,500 people nationwide, with 32% informing they had at least one tattoo and 22% saying they had more, WGN TV reports, as cited by The Hill.

“Tattoos have become a more common sight in workplaces around the United States, even making appearances among members of the U.S. House and Senate,” the pollster said.

“Amid this shift, a large majority of U.S. adults say society has become more accepting of people with tattoos in recent decades,” it noted further.

The Pew survey shows the trend of tattoos is spread relatively evenly among different demographics, at about 11% likelihood for all population groups.

According to the poll, “women, black Americans, and younger adults are the most likely to have tattoos.”

Thus, it found that 27% of American men and 38% of women have tattoos.

Among different racial groups, 32% of white Americans have at least one tattoo, as do 39% of blacks, 35% of Hispanics, and 14% of Asian Americans.

People aged 65 or higher are the least likely to have tattoos, as only 13% of that group do – so do 25% of those in the 50-64 age category.

The percentage is significantly higher for the 30-49 age group, at 46%, and the 18-29 age group, at 41%.

Pew also found that 21% of Americans with postgraduate education have tattoos, and so do 24% of those with a Bachelor’s degree, 35% with some college education, and 39% with high school or less.

In income terms, people with the highest income were least likely to have a tattoo – at only 21%; 31% of middle-income Americans are tattooed, and so are 43% of those in the lower-income category.

The survey established more significant differences in terms of sexual orientation, as 51% of those identifying as LGBT said they had at least one tattoo, and so did 31% of straight Americans.

Over two-thirds – or 69% – of those who have tattoos said the reason for getting them was to “honor or remember someone or something.”