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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Common Knowledge

A few weeks ago, my next-door neighbor forwarded me a quiz/survey being conducted by the Pew Research Center that was meant to test the general public's knowledge of current events. I was shocked to see my results, not because I did badly, but because I did so well. The questions were fairly simple, at least to me, and I don't even watch the news all that often.

Here were my results:

Could it really be true that so few people are aware of what is going on in America? It frightens me when I remember that these same people are mostly likely voters as well.
Curious about how you would score? Think your knowledge could sway the balance? Take the quiz: http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php

1 comment:

  1. I can't deny it... I had to know how I'd do. :P

    I got "8 questions right, along with 9% of the public" (scored better than 70%). Our scores were pretty close!