I just finished reading and article in Reader’s Digest entilted, “105 Unforgettable People & Places.” I can’t remember a one.
Reader’s Digest also published:
- 20 percent of Americans think that the sun revolves around the earth.
- Less than half (47 percent) of Americans don’t know how long it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun.
- Only 59 percent of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
What are the three branches of government?
Name at least two members of the supreme court.
Point to Louisiana on a map?
The majority of Americans—three in four—identify Larry, Curly and Moe as the Three Stooges. That’s certainly understandable. But only two out of five respondents can correctly identify the executive, legislative, and judicial as the three branches of government.
More than three quarters of Americans can name at least two of the seven dwarfs, while less than a quarter can name two members of the Supreme Court.
Less than six months after Hurricane Katrina, one third of those surveyed couldn’t point to Louisiana on a map. 1Source Readers’ Digest, June 2012, citing cnn.com, business wire.com, and foxnews.com as their sources.
Really? And I thought Jay-Walking was a set-up.
|↑1||Source Readers’ Digest, June 2012, citing cnn.com, business wire.com, and foxnews.com as their sources.|
“The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.”
—Former California Governor George Deukmejian
Do you ever get depressed reading or watching the news or discussing current events with a neighbor or friend? I do sometimes. Maybe the problem is with the source of our information. Optimism doesn’t sell newspapers, get viewers, or win elections.
We’ve been lied to, folks. Things are better than they were 50 years ago. The gold old days weren’t as good as the good now days.
Check out Matt Ridley’s article in the April Reader’s Digest: