Saturday, April 17, 2010

Political news dummies

Pew recently asked 1,003 adults 12 questions about political news information. Here are the percent who answered each correctly:















Let's look at the percent answering correctly two of the most "difficult" questions.




















The political news dummies: women, blacks, young adults, folks with no more than a high-school degree, and Democrats. And the overall score:























Same pattern. You can add low-income folks to the list as well.


How about you can't vote without at least a passing grade?  I have low standards.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks.

    First time I've seen Independents doing almost as well as Republicans.

    By the way, were these multiple choice questions? If so, how many choices were offered? We could reduce the % right for people guessing.

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  2. Cordelia2:03 PM

    I got 11 out of 12. Do I get a cookie? :-)

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  3. Noah Nehm11:15 AM

    I got 11 out of 12. Do I get a cookie? :-)

    You did when your browser visited this page...

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