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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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1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:09:32 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

only missed the islam symbol


2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:13:35 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Too easy.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:13:41 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Oh for the love of Pete, I missed the Sotomayor question. I was sure I had them all.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:05 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Got them all right, but it wasn’t that hard.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:32 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Freepers should be proud.

Thanks to all Freepers and thanks to Jim Robinson for FreeRepublic.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 9:15:57 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I didn’t miss any. And I had to answer that I’ve had no education beyond high school.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 9:16:13 PM PST by texas_mrs
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I missed the Soledad O’Brien question. My guess is that the average freeper would score 12.5


8 posted on 03/07/2012 9:17:33 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13

I must not watch FOX News.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 9:19:33 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Got ‘em all right except the one on the unemployment rate — I was thinking of the actual rate vs. the rate reported by the gov’t.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 9:19:38 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I got them all right.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:01 PM PST by funfan
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To: fhayek

it must asked different questions to different people


12 posted on 03/07/2012 9:21:15 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: funfan

13/13. I would expect most freepers to score well


13 posted on 03/07/2012 9:21:39 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
12 of 13 correct..............

The only Turkey I know about is the one on my Thanksgiving Day table.........

and Obama

14 posted on 03/07/2012 9:22:03 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Me too!


15 posted on 03/07/2012 9:24:20 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Breitbart sent me)
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To: manic4organic

Yes, it was very, very easy. I expected tricky stuff.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 9:27:03 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Ta-Da!!

I nearly voted Kagan for the Sot0mayor pic.

17 posted on 03/07/2012 9:27:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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18 posted on 03/07/2012 9:28:34 PM PST by mylife
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Since the average score among men was around eight correct and the average score among women was around six correct, this must prove that women are subject to ongoing harassment and oppression by the Pew Research Center.

Got them all correct... not a hard test. On the other hand, I’ve been paying attention.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 9:28:45 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Aced it... too flukin easy...


20 posted on 03/07/2012 9:29:47 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Got 12 right. Only missed Sotomayor...which is surprising considering how much media attention they were given. However, they’re both so fugly that I must have blocked them out of my mind.

But why did women do so poorly on the test? Are we seriously stupid or just clueless? The men totally pwned us on every question. Depressing.

Mrs. Prince of Space


21 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:19 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Easy questions but results explain how Obama Got Elected:

Men Averaged 8.5 of 13

Women Averaged 6.8 of 13


22 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:10 PM 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: Prince of Space

I got 13 - gotta help the women’s score. Many women I know just say they’re not political. Unfortunately, many of them are also ill informed and vote with their emotions.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:19 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: Iam1ru1-2

got them all, but was a little lucky wit sotomaie


24 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:29 PM PST by munin
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The only one I missed was one of the easiest...Speaker of the house.
Dumb me, I can not get that picture of Paluzie and her gavel
out of my head.
Yes, I do know that we recently took back the House.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:52 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Iam1ru1-2

After seeing the results of that quiz it is understandable as to why the Founding Fathers originally limited voting rights to older educated men of property.

I got 100%, just like most of my peers.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 9:33:21 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13 and I DIDN’T vote for 0bama, imagine that? This so-called IQ test was made easy otherwise HALF of America would fail it because they’ve been INTENTIONALLY DUMBED DOWN by liberal teachers whose goal it is to manufacture more TOTALLY IGNORANT Democrat voters.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 9:37:18 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13/13. Too easy for this female woman of the delicate persuasion who barely made it out of high school.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 9:38:40 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Aced it. Very easy.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 9:39:04 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Iron Munro

“Men Averaged 8.5 of 13
Women Averaged 6.8 of 13”

Yeesh, what a dipshiite test - almost a quarter of the questions involved matching a picture to a name; almost all the rest were something I expect my 8th grader could handle. Looking at the average score, I despair for my country.

But not only did women do worse than men overall, they did worse than men on every single lousy question.

Thank God for female freepers - I’m confident they at least did better than the national male average.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 9:40:55 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Stosh

I, another woman, got 100%. Currently that’s 8% of those taking the quiz. Very, very sad.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 9:45:09 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: texas_mrs
Me too. Guess we got out before public education did irreparable harm.
32 posted on 03/07/2012 9:47:39 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Missed one, no idea which one. Maybe the first guy? Was he Federal Reserve?


33 posted on 03/07/2012 9:48:47 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: dorothy

I also got 13/13. Didn’t even have to think hard about any of them.

All of the women acing the test are probably FReepers.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 9:52:56 PM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Very easy...I expected a much harder go...sad state of affairs that many (men & women) don’t know such basic knowledge.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 9:54:39 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

So did I - missed only the Sotomayor.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 9:59:04 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: All; Iam1ru1-2
THIS is a problem: Only 43% know what Republicans control in gov't.

Obama will exploit this in his war on Congress when the Republican House has been doing work and Hooligan Harry's Do Nothing Democrat Senate has become a legislative black hole.

37 posted on 03/07/2012 10:05:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Nailed it.

Now I feel like a nerd.

Can't win...

38 posted on 03/07/2012 10:07:03 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Prince of Space
But why did women do so poorly on the test? Are we seriously stupid or just clueless? The men totally pwned us on every question. Depressing.

Depressing, isn't it. What's why some women, like Ann Coulter, think women haven't earned the franchise.

39 posted on 03/07/2012 10:07:47 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: radpolis

Additionally, our Forefathers understood what happens when candidates are male and if voters are female. Votes get cast for all the wrong reasons.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 10:09:36 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s how I missed the one I missed.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 10:11:50 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
13 out of 13

Scary. Not my score. The demographic distribution.
42 posted on 03/07/2012 10:16:02 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: thecodont

Got them all except that one- and for the same reason.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 10:20:23 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Holy crap. I got all 13 right.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 10:20:51 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I got 13 correct.

Which one is the Islam symbol.


45 posted on 03/07/2012 10:25:31 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: umgud

Agreed. Far too easy. Any half-baked political junkie — yes, even lefty turds — would have gotten 10-11 minimum.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 10:25:35 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

got 13/13 right


47 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:20 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Karliner

Yes


48 posted on 03/07/2012 10:29:18 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

13 of 13. Freepers must make up that 8%. ;)


49 posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:44 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: newzjunkey
THIS is a problem: Only 43% know what Republicans control in gov't.

Agreed.
50 posted on 03/07/2012 10:45:31 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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