Friday, November 19, 2010
This is scary. I just took a Pew current affairs quiz on America and I scored higher than 99% of Americans. There were only 12 questions and mainly softballs at that. Apparently just one in a hundred respondents got them all correct.
According to AlterNet, Americans quizzed averaged just five right. That's five out of twelve, meaning seven wrong answers. Less than half of Americans knew the Republicans took the House in the midterms.
If this is an accurate depiction of Americans' awareness of what's happening in their own country, it explains everything. Everything. Suddenly Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and the Tea Party make sense. I get it. At last I get it.