October 16th, 2008


sad but unsurprising

"The survey, conducted between April 30 and June 1 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, measured the political knowledge of 3,612 U.S. adults. Participants were asked to name the controlling party of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. secretary of state and Great Britain's prime minister.

Overall, just 18 percent of participants answered all three questions correctly."

[More stats at the article]

I suspect if they had been asked who was the 2nd person voted off Dancing with the Stars (or American Idol) 95% would have gotten it right. *sigh* Sometimes I think we deserve this current administration.