America's News IQ

I, along with 3% of the American public, scored 12 out of 12 on the Pew Research Center's News IQ Quiz. According to Pew, the average American's score is a 50% and the average score for 18 - 29 year olds is 30%. Should I be proud of my knowledge of seemingly obvious world news events? Or should I be depressed that America knows so little about the world we live in? I've never taken a single class where a 50% was good enough to pass. Pew has done numerous studies which show common American ignorance and I blogged about them last April and last July. Nevertheless, every time Pew (or anyone else) confirms these findings, it always manages to disappoint me.

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