Americans Woefully Ill-Informed

posted Jun 27, 11:36 AM by Puffo

This graphic is from an excellent Wired article on American knowledge of the world and their own country. Amazingly (or not so amazingly) viewers of The Daily Show were considerably more knowledgeable in answering basic world facts than viewers of Fox News.

A new study from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows that Americans, on average, are less able to correctly answer questions about current events than they were in 1989.

  1. Amazing demographics…sorry to know we’ve gotten worse in info desemination…not surprising though given the capiitalist aquisition of the media by a few zillionaires.

    Vicki Abousamra ... Oct 10, 06:09 PM (#)
  2. Rush Limbaugh listeners know more political facts than any other demographic. Do a search on google and check for yourselves

    Gary ... Oct 15, 02:37 PM (#)
  3. POLITICIANS ARE HABITUAL LIARS. THEY’LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, BUT WHEN VOTED IN THEY’LL DO WHAT THEY WANT NOT WHAT THEY PROMISED. WE need half promises fulfilled in half term or your out. vice takes over and not same party. also many independants for offices of president + without permission from the system.=gay is out

    MICHAEL J. SCHMITZ ... Dec 14, 07:13 AM (#)
  4. “Rush Limbaugh listeners know more political facts…”

    HAHAHA Facts?! coming out of Rush? HAHAHAHA wow, thanks dude I needed a good laugh today.

    TK ... Aug 19, 09:52 AM (#)
  5. like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article

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