How Ignorant Are Americans? – Newsweek (via Lost in the 21st Century)

Thanks to Lost in the 21st Century for this disturbing little article.

I tried to take the test, but commenters answers were in plain view, so that didn’t make sense. Anyway, I took a 50 question practice test on United States of America Citizenship Test. I feel kinda full of myself that I’m not one of those ignorant Americans. Haha.

This helps explain how the GOP keeps winning elections in spite of their screw ups…. I am very much aware of this difference when I travel internationally.  Americans seem to be proud of their ignorance, but knowledge and sophistication still matter in other places… They’re the sort of scores that drive high-school history teachers to drink. When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 perce … Read More

via Lost in the 21st Century


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