04 February 2008

Geography

According to a Gallup poll:

-1 in 7 American adults cannot locate the United States on a world map

-25% of a sample of Dallas high school students did not know that Mexico was the country bordering the US to the south.

'Tis a frightening thing to consider ignorance.

1 comment:

  1. Sample is everything though...ignorance is always bad I suppose, but if its not a representative sample the statistics are invalid to quote out of context...1 in 7 American adults...but where did they conduct the survey? How? Which American adults? etc.

    Though I agree with you. But perhaps don't be too frightened, yet.

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