Skip to comments.Test your news IQ - Pew Research Center
Posted on 12/03/2011 9:58:26 AM PST by Aria
This was very interesting... This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It clearly indicates that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on in the world. No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary.
There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. This is quite good and the results are shocking.
I believe it was Winston Churchill who opinioned that " . . . the biggest argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter . . ."
Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did!
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I won't talk about my SO's map capabilities (or I won't have one).
I did well missed a couple of the pictures,got the rest right.
I don’t watch TV or read papers I get my news off the net and I didn’t recognise the pictures.
Here is the scary/sad part, 47% only got 7 right! And these people can vote. To vote you should own property and be able to pass a simple freaking test like this for crying out loud!
In the 8%, 13 out of 13
Me: I missed the pictures
In the 8%, 13 out of 13
That was easy.
Two trick questions:
Is the national unemployment rate as reported by the government currently closer to ?
Note that they don't ask about the actual unemployment rate. Also:
What Middle Eastern country is highlighted on this map?
Liberals will complain that 'Palestine' was not listed.
Kagan is more Butch.
Would have made a 100 but intentionally put the wrong answer to the elephant. It was just a ridiculous question, imo.
I got 12.5 right, granting a 0.5 for answering Kagan went it was the other female gendered Obama pick.
Agreed 100%. (And speaking of 100%, 13/13 here ... too easy.)
Good Lord, even *I* got all 13, and I usually miss a few because I go too fast.
I got 12 for the same reason that tapestry weavers in Alberobello, Italy put small flaws in all their work - only God is perfect....
“13/13, but the questions are way too easy.
I almost missed the picture of Sotomayor though, confusing her for Kagan. Because, really, I see no difference.”
i did miss this one because i don’t think there is any difference. peel the skin away and you have a visitor in eitheer case.
I never answer those personal info questions correctly.
I got 13 questions out of 13 right along with 8 percent of the public.
But does not surprise me.