The following is simply shameful … how can people not know the answers to these obvious civic questions?
In a recent Newsweek article, ‘How Dumb Are We’, they asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test and the results were pathetic. How is it possiblethat 29% of those taking the test could not name the current Vice President? Are you serious! 73% could not name why the United States fought the Cold War against the Soviet Union! UNREAL. But, I am sure they could probably receipt Charlie Sheen’s latest rant. However, 61% did not know that Senators were elected for 6 years. Please tell me these people do not vote. If 38% of Americans fail the citizenship test, should they be allowed to be US citizens?
More bad results from the Political Wire.
… 29% couldn’t name the vice president, 73% couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War, 44% were unable to define the Bill of Rights and 6% couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.
You can take the Quiz HERE, let us know how you did. The following are some of the questions asked and the percentage of those who correctly and incorrectly answered the questions. The results are simply amazing. More at OTB of the clulessness of individuals not able to answer simple questions about history and civics.
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776.
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution was written, or the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy.
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?