Many bloggers and media people comment that the general public is out of touch, has no idea what is happening the world and certainly have no idea about the people and events in the world today. Its sad when we see on the street interviews being done by various shows – that showcase the “public” know far more about “reality TV” than they do about our country and our government. Not only do many of these people have no idea what is going on, they will make up comments about events that haven’t even taken place.
So – let’s take a look at a simple quiz put together by the Pew Research Center. Its only 13 questions. Feel free to click the link to take the quiz and then post a comment about how you did.
To get things going – I got 12 out of 13 – I misidentified the flag of China
This is a pretty good test. It indicates that the majority of Americans don’t know what’s going on*. 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.