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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Pew could add an extra step to each question in order to measure that. That would something like “How sure are you of your answer? 5: certain, 4: very sure, 3: somewhat sure, 2: a little uncertain, 1: not sure at all”
I got them all I only struggled a bit on the last one (the elephant symbol) because my preferred answer of “Stupid Party” wasn’t available.
I got 12 out of 13 only because I accidently clicked the “Egypt” button when I meant to click on the “Isreal” button. Couldn’t have made a STUPIDER mistake! GRRRRRRRRRR!
I got 12/13 because I never paid any attention to what Sotomayor looks like. :~\
>>>I’m thinking Freepers will do very well on this.<<<
Yep. 13/13 correct. A lot of feminazis are going to annoyed that men did better than women, but I didn’t see any questions about Hugh Grant on the test.
I’m female and got them all right. But then I pay attention to such things.
13 out of 13, 8% of people taking the test score 13 out of 13.
Not that hard.
>>>Im female and got them all right. But then I pay attention to such things.<<<
Sounds like the girl I married. As I tell my son, smart girls are smokin’ hot. If I wanted a partner who would obey every command and walk behind me, I’d get a collie.
BTW, just for the harmony of the marriage, I have willingly sat through many Hugh Grant movies with my wife. What we won’t do for love.
Well, I absolutely loved 4 Weddings and a Funeral, liked Notting Hill and Love Actually. I really think that - in the movies at least - Hugh Grant is adorable!
You sound like a good husband putting up with the chick flicks. :-)
Super easy. 13/13
12 out of 13
13 / 13. Scary the separation from high school or less to college grad. wow.
Got 13 out of 13 correct, a score shared by 8% of respondents.
Obviously we FReepers are way smarter than most. :-))))
Waaay dumber! And I got all 13 correct.
My dog is ALWAYS happy to see me. Just sayin’
I assume someone got paid to write that test?
13/13 - too bad they did not compare Freeper scores with DUhmmie scores.
Probably makes about 92k/y.
And it took them days...
I missed my calling. I used to work for a living and didn’t come too close to 92K.
13/13 -— I’m female. It was easy, Kagan is sort of red
headed. (What hair she has.)
13 without having to stop and think about it even once.
13 - but I wasn’t 100% sure of my answers for two of them.
I scored 100% thanks to FR.
I want an all dem test though.
All of the answers would be: George Bush
DUmmies can only answer George Bush to all questions.
If 92% of the people can’t get these questions right, we’re in bigger trouble than I thought.
Kagan is a dude. Sotomayor at least, looks fem.
I thought the question an a symbol associated with Islam was kind of a trick.
They tricked you? OK. What symbol did you pick, and why?
Are there ANY FReepers willing to admit to getting less than 13? 12?Yes, but only with a whiny excuse about how they were tricked. :/
I was sucked in by the arabic looking symbols. Like I said, the Red Cresent isn’t all that rare and can mean many different things.
Free Republic, Drudge & Hot Air. No tv. I’ve even given up on Fox. 13/13 I barely graduated from college.
AND being a member of Free Republic
So I took the 13 question warm-up quiz for kindergartners. Where is the real one?
I aced it, too. Though I did have to guess on the “Name this Hispanican female” question.
13 out of 13
I agree...the questions were too easy for us FReepers.
The awful part is the huge % of people who know way less and still vote.
Got all the others correct...
Yay I got them all correct! I do have gaps in my news knowledge but this was pretty easy.
Yeah, that’s the one I missed.
I meet the smartest people in cyberspace here! :)
Then I read the thread and now I feel like a dumb schmuck!
If I could post pictures you would now see one of Nelson Munz pointing and going Ha HA!