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UM Poll: Only 22 Percent of Montanans able to name State's Highest Point


November 22, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Big Sky Poll asked respondents, “Can you tell me the name of the highest natural point in Montana?” Twenty-two percent of respondents answered correctly – Granite Peak. Located in the Beartooth Mountains in south-central Montana, Granite Peak stands at 12,799 feet tall.

Table 1: Aggregate Responses

Answer Percentage

Granite Peak 21.8%

Beartooth Mountains 2.5%

Other 12.9%

Don’t Know 62.8%

Granite Peak ranks 10th-highest on the list of high points in U.S. states, yet is considered one of the m...

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