Monday, April 16, 2007

Pew Poll on Knowledge of Public Affairs



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A typically fascinating poll was released by the Pew Center over the weekend, this one covering knowledge of public affairs. An interesting result is Daily Show viewers are far more knowledgeable of pubic affairs than are viewers of, oh say, FOX. Everyone surprised by that can stop reading now.

Some demographic differences are understandable - more educated people are more informed, as are richer folks. Older people are generally more informed than younger people. I didn't know how much more men consume news than women, though.

I'm not surprised that Northerners are more informed than Southerners.

Here's the analysis.

Here's the questionnaire.

Take the quiz.

3 comments:

TomCat said...

I got them all right. The test was a no-brainer. What amazed me is that only 4% scored 100%.

Ron West said...

You beat me. I got 77% right. The darn thing is, I couldn't tell which I got wrong.

TomCat said...

Whwen you take it, click through the links on the left. The 77% did not mean you got 77% right. It means that 77% did worse thay you did.