Dumb R U.S. – American Ignorance, Threat OR Menace?

June 5, 2011

Of course, if you’re reading this, the following obviously doesn’t apply to you, but the guy sitting next to you? If he’s American, he’s likely to be dumber than a box of rocks.

In mitigation consider that with at least several of these statistics, there have been long-standing campaigns to mislead people into believing a thing is so, especially if it’s not!

The Atlantic reports that, according to a group of surveys:

78% of Americans know Moe, Larrry & Curly.
Only 42% know that the three branches of government are the legislative, the executive and the judiciary.

76% of Americans identify themselve as Christians.
Only 45% actually know who wrote the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John).

Two years into the Obama presidency only 41% of Americans know that Joe Biden is the vice-president.

Americans think the population is 25% gay or lesbian, it’s actually 3.5%.

51% of Americans don’t know that there are 9 justices on  the Supreme Court.

Most Americans believe that foreign aid constitutes 25% of government spending; the actual figure is less than 1%.

48% of Americans think that the controversial Obama health care insurance reform program has been repealed; it has not.





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