Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Do You Have a Clue?

Hopefully, as a Naked Dollar reader, you do.

I received the following over the transom out of Pew Research:

Can You be Trusted to Vote Intelligently? 

This is a terrific multiple choice 13-question test. And it shows results in a number of ways.  It clearly indicates that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on in the world.  No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us.  It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right.

These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary.

There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.  This is quite good and the results are shocking.

*I believe it was Winston Churchill who opined that " . . . the biggest argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter . . ."

Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did!

Test your news IQ - Pew Research Center


  1. Stunning, isn't it, how little people know? As the world becomes more complicated, instead of reading a paper, or at least watching the news, it seems that most people are happy to watch reality shows about the Kardashians. Then they rely on "experts" to tell them what to think and how to vote. Unfortunately, ignorant voters are easily lead by promises of bread and circuses.

  2. 12 out of 13. Can I vote for the Flying Spaghetti Monster Party now? ;)