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Test your News IQ - Take the quiz:
http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php ^ | Mar 9, 2012 | Pew Research Center

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:09:29 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

This is a cool test.

It shows results in a number of ways. It indicates that the majority of Americans haven't the slightest idea as to what is going on.

It's no wonder our politicians take such advantage of us.

This is an interesting and simple test. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The 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. Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.
Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center


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To: texas_mrs
Ditto

Perfect score for me as well.

51 posted on 03/07/2012 10:54:42 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Aced it!

I wished they asked your ideological beliefs. I’ll bet conservatives beat liberals.


52 posted on 03/07/2012 10:57:31 PM PST by Inyokern
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Aced it.

To help the gals, at the end I told 'em I was a wommin to bump their score :~)

53 posted on 03/07/2012 11:07:56 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: PA Engineer
Simple as pie. Sad that a huge % of the population is frickin' stupid, yet is allowed to vote.

And pathetic that Obama will get the vast majority of the cretin vote.

Yes, I understand that "reading tests" are unconstitutional, but shouldn't a person have even a GRASP of what's going on before voting?

54 posted on 03/07/2012 11:17:46 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I got them all correct. It was easy!


55 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:11 PM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13


56 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:16 PM PST by TwoSue
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13 out of 13. Had to think a bit on the Sotomayor picture and weather it was David Cameron or John Howard as the British PM.


57 posted on 03/07/2012 11:57:30 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
12/13 correct...I missed the one on a picture of some body that People Mag. said was important...I only read that mag when I am going poop.
58 posted on 03/08/2012 12:08:23 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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This is not an IQ test.


59 posted on 03/08/2012 12:10:47 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13 of 13, although I admit I guessed on a few of the photo questions because I don’t watch much tv news so I don’t see many faces as much as I know the names.


60 posted on 03/08/2012 12:24:27 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13 of 13 correct. I thought it would be harder.


61 posted on 03/08/2012 12:34:25 AM PST by OneHun
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To: JDoutrider

LOL!


62 posted on 03/08/2012 12:39:47 AM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

My 60-something year old mother has actually said she couldn’t be FOR a candidate in the past because they look like a “drip” or some such 1960’s word. When we were watching TV and they showed a clip of Newt saying something really good she said “right on” but when I asked her if she’d vote for him she said no she doesn’t like his looks.?!

Believe it or not they have church friends who are actively for Obama’s re-election. Told her I could not possibly be friends with someone like that. Shouldn’t a Christian be more discerning than that?!


63 posted on 03/08/2012 12:56:31 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: TexasFreeper2009

100% Wasn’t very hard. Sad to see only 8% could answer all of them. To be honest, I didn’t know which one was Brazil but I knew Brazil is darn big. I picked the biggest one and was right.


64 posted on 03/08/2012 1:04:46 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

My Auntie sent this to me in the email the other day and I GOT THEM ALL RIGHT AND I’M a WOMAN!!!!!!

Really it was easy, but of the people i sent it to, no one else got it right.

I watch Fox and read FR....what else can I say? I pay attention to what I see/read?


65 posted on 03/08/2012 1:57:34 AM PST by tinamina
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Me too...but I contend it is Islamic and more prevalently seen in the Western World than the blatantly islamic symbol they chose as the right one. For all I know, it could have said, “Abudullah was here”.....


66 posted on 03/08/2012 2:23:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: redpoll

13/13
36% of women know republicans only had house majority. Wow no wonder they support this clown.


67 posted on 03/08/2012 3:18:15 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I missed two, one was the Sotomayor question, and the other one was one I accidentally clicked the wrong answer and changed it, but it still registered the wrong one.

I completely get why I missed Sotomayor. Both unqualified female hard-core liberals dedicated to tearing down the country.


68 posted on 03/08/2012 3:35:23 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: AlexW

I had the same problem with Pelousy, but caught myself and changed it to no avail.


69 posted on 03/08/2012 3:37:26 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Same problem I have. I don’t watch television or read newspapers/magazines.


70 posted on 03/08/2012 3:39:19 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13


71 posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:14 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I missed the David Cameron or Tony Howard question.


72 posted on 03/08/2012 3:49:21 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Right wing nut job goes 13 for 13!


73 posted on 03/08/2012 3:59:31 AM PST by 762X51
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13 here.


74 posted on 03/08/2012 5:18:19 AM PST by ladyrustic
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To: Iam1ru1-2
The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue and that's pretty scary.

That would explain a lot of Romney's votes.

75 posted on 03/08/2012 5:29:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Me to


76 posted on 03/08/2012 5:34:53 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The OldPossum got 100% correct. I must be paying attention.


77 posted on 03/08/2012 6:24:18 AM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
13 out of 13, Then again, I'm a conservative male so I'm obviously a bitter uneducated clinger oblivious to the Higher Truth. (sigh)
78 posted on 03/08/2012 6:33:07 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Karliner

Yep - Bernanke at Fed


79 posted on 03/08/2012 6:42:26 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Think free or die

My wife’s best friend is just like that — “Those stupid Republicans - they hate all women. Just look what they did to that Fluke kid. And they are trying to outlaw contraception. Are you going to vote for Obama?”

They are dear friends as long as politics doesn’t come up. My wife usually just bites her tongue when it does.


80 posted on 03/08/2012 6:46:24 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Stosh
Thank God for female freepers - I’m confident they at least did better than the national male average.

My exact reaction as I looked at the breakdown!
We do have some pretty sharp and well informed Freepers on the distaff side.

It would be interesting to see results broken down by other demographics too.

But that would probably be categorized as a hate crime.


81 posted on 03/08/2012 6:53:54 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: manic4organic

I agree, most people would probably score low, not because they are stupid or anything, but rather because they don’t care.


82 posted on 03/08/2012 7:28:56 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Like many here, I aced the ‘test’. The demographics were interesting. I wish it had been broken out by party affiliation.


83 posted on 03/08/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I missed the pm of Great Britian

shaking head...

only one though.


84 posted on 03/08/2012 9:11:50 AM PST by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13 of 13... along with the other 8% of the test takers.

Did I just win the Lotto or what? :-)


85 posted on 03/08/2012 11:24:20 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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