I’ve just taken the Pew Research Center News IQ Quiz. – Here’s the result:
Or: better than 56% of responders – 1,041 randomly sampled American adults – and below 32% – ( By the way.. I am Danish.. )
One question was:
What Middle Eastern country is highlighted on this map?
2. Saudi Arabia
Correct answers : 50 % , – which is shockingly low, especially considering the constant News-coverage.
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Of course we Danes are a lot smarter than you Americans, which is why most of us would immediately recognize this skyline below as being from Damascus, – (the capital of Syria, in case you don’t know). Perhaps not all of us would recognize this skyline, but then of course we can always trust the News on our state-owned TV2, who used this photo in a story about Syria’s Cultural heritage. As it turned out, the “photo” was graphics from Assassin’s Creed, a Playstation Game !
I was thinking also.. maybe 50 % correctly naming Syria on a map is not that bad after all.. – I mean, how may Danes / Europeans would actually name the country highlighted – (randomly chosen) – below correctly ?
Of course you Americans, with your high Visual IQ’s and great knowledge of the World in general, will easily name all of these Central American
bana.. Repub.., eh, Tourist Paradises, right ?