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There is a lot of doubt about the answer to this question. Depending on the sources, it could be spiral or elliptical.

The most common type of galaxy is a dwarf galaxy.

Of the main types of galaxies:

Within our "local area" spiral galaxies are the most common with anywhere between 60 -> 75% of all galaxies. Ellipticals account only for 3 -> 20% whereas Irregular account for 5 -> 25%.

Confused? You should be.

The problem with the data is that it doesn't stipulate the area involved. Most percentages and answers are related to our local area and not the whole Universe. Also, as the most common type of galaxy is a dwarf elliptical galaxy, they use this as an Elliptical galaxy.

Also, as observation data on far away galaxies is a record of what they were then, not what they are now.

So: A dwarf elliptical galaxy is the most common type of galaxy, and a Spiral galaxy is the most common type of main galaxy.

Locally Main- Spiral galaxies are more common making up about 60% of all galaxies, whereas elliptical galaxies only account for about 10 - 15%

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