pew news IQ

(or, why I'm sad about democracy in America)

JR Woodward recently mentioned a study by Pew Research on current news awareness, so I headed over to take the quiz and compare my news knowledge to their formal study. My results:



Here's Your Score: You correctly answered 12 of the 12 possible questions along with approximately 6% of the public. You did better than 94% of the general public.

Use the interactive tool below to find out more about how your score compares with other Americans who took the test in our national telephone survey:




I know you won't believe me, but I'm not trying to say I'm great - I'm trying to say that it's sad that people stay so uninformed. This quiz wasn't hard - it included questions like who the president of Russia is, and what Latino candidate is running for president.

sigh.