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One in three Illinois pharmacists is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy.--wikipedia,UIC.
Only one in four Americans are loyal to the crown.---Amazing Grace.

The two sentences above seem to contradict each other on the 1 in # +be verb thing.Which one is right?
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    It appears that Amazing Grace is incorrect. I think this confusion is likely common.
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