Wanna Know the Facts? Ask an Independent

One of those polls that show exactly how uninformed we are has hit the newswires.  It reaffirms, once again, that the average adult in the United States has no idea what's going on in the world unless it appeared on Oprah or Entertainment Tonight. Normally I'd have ignored it but then I saw the graphic titled "Party Identification and News Awareness" that shows the breakdown by political party of what percentage of respondents answered each question correctly.  What it shows is that if you want to know what's going on in the world your best bet is to ask an independent since they were right more often in nine out of eleven categories. (h/t to John Robinson for the pointer to the poll)

1 thought on “Wanna Know the Facts? Ask an Independent

  1. Lex

    Meanwhile, the country is as philosophically split as it has been in decades. An informed electorate being essential to a properly functioning democracy, this does not bode well for the future.
    The situation is only aggravated by Washington-based MSM continuing to repeat narratives that are either well past their sell-by dates (e.g., GOP stronger on deficit reduction) or were never true in the first place.

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