26 August 2011

I know more about America than the average American

A few days ago I wrote a blog post critical of American notions of justice, of its legal system, and the attitudes of its lawyers. I had a few qualms about it, since I'm not American, and the longest time I spent in America was two weeks, back in 1995. What do I know about it?

Well, more than most Americans, it seems.

Hat-tip to A conservative blog for peace for the ISI civic-literacy quiz:

Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

The result?

You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %


Troels said...

I generally try to abstain from commenting on the politics of foreign nations (except insofar as they affect myself directly), and in the case of the US, we can now see that it's a good idea, as a got only 25 answers correct (75%) . . . ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Scored the same as you Steve. Not too hard with some educated guesses

David said...

I answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %. It was tougher than I expected, and I consider myself pretty well-informed. Guess a little humility is in order.

Clarissa said...

I got 84.85%. Thank you for the link to the test!


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