Monday, February 1, 2010

How Smart Are Americans About Politics?

What do Americans know about our demand for imported oil, the Senate legislative process or the number of women on the Supreme Court? Pew Research Center found out, in a recent survey. Most commentators use these numbers to argue that the public is naive or ignorant about current events; in fact, you could find it impressive that more than half know which country holds the most U.S. debt, how much imported oil we use, the number of women on SCOTUS, our unemployment rate and even the nation where the Christmas Day bomber was trained. (Of course, it's also true that more people could identify Stephen Colbert than Senator Harry Reid . . . ) But before you scoff, take the test yourself, here.
- Potomac Communications Group

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