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News Flash! Americans Still Dumb

Americans are idiots.  Not just a few Americans, but a significant majority of them are embarrassing morons.  We have long had anecdotal evidence of this through the Birthers, Truthers, and Sarah Palin supporters, but today brings further proof.  From Newsweek:

When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.

Six percent of American citizens could not circle Independence Day on a calendar.  If you extrapolate the survey results out to the full United States population, that is 18.48 million people who either do not know that July 4th is Independence Day or are entirely unable to read and process a calendar.  Hey, but at least we now know who’s been watching Two and Half Men all of these years.

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3 thoughts on “News Flash! Americans Still Dumb

  1. This is really funny but it’s also tremendously sad. In theory, I’m all in favor of democracy, but the rampant stupidity in this country has shaken my faith in a ruling majority – because the majority is mainly comprised of people who are complete morons who should’ve never been allowed out of the 8th grade. People are gonna think I’m crazy for saying this, but I honestly believe that you should have to pass some sort of test before you’re allowed to vote or have children. I’m not kidding. We already do it for driver’s licenses, why not for voting and children too? Driving is not a right, but a privilege that one must earn; voting and having children should the same. It could be done – just expand the DMV.

  2. Pingback: Newsweek Asks Americans “How Dumb Are We?” « The Fifth Column

  3. obserwator on said:

    When the country values sports and FOOD more than anything else this proofs that they’re happy being dumb!
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=1500338&page=2

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