What other decade would you live in? Most Americans choose the 1950s

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Americans continue to harken to the call of the bodacious, idyllic, post-war, big-finned, fabulous ‘50s. Given a choice of any decade in the century, the public would most want to live in the 1950s, this according to a new YouGov/Economist poll.

The 1980s comes in second - with some interesting partisan divides between Republicans and Democrats over the decades.

And the numbers:

18 percent of Americans would live in the 1950s if they could go back in time; 20 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

15 percent of Americans overall would chose to live in the 1960s; 16 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

13 percent overall would close to live in the 1980s; 17 percent of Republicans and 10 percent of Democrats agree.

12 percent overall would live in the 1970s; 14 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

11 percent overall would live in the 1920s; 9 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

10 percent overall would live in the 1990s; 5 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

9 percent overall would live in the 1940s; 10 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats agree.

8 percent would live in the 1900s, 2 percent would in the 1930s and 1 percent in the 1910s.

Source: A YouGov/Economist poll of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 9-10.

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