Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Ignorance of Americans

In detail.

When Newsweek set 1,000 Americans the challenge of completing their country’s citizenship test, 29 percent could not name the current vice president (Joe Biden), and almost three quarters could not correctly say why America fought the Cold War.

Six per cent could not remember the date of Independence Day.

A blind telephone survey of over 1,000 Americans, carried out by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum (a museum dedicated to the first amendment), found that more Americans could identify more members of the Simpsons cartoon family than first amendment rights.

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1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

I'm not surprised. The 'dumbing-down' of America dates back to Woodrow Wilson's era. (Glenn Beck hates that guy!)