Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Apparently, Americans Don't Know their Civics

Apparently, Americans don’t know their civics. The average university-educated individual flunked a 33-question exam of questions ranging from the three branches of government to the nature of the market system. Although a bachelor’s degree was the single
Among other causes for the problem, the authors noted that watching television, including TV news, as one of the leading factors associated with poor test scores (watching cable news networks results in an average of .8 percent drop in score).

Take the test yourself at:

(For what it’s worth, I scored a 90.3. )

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