Friday, January 09, 2009

Test your civics savvy

If you're interested in government (and if you're reading this blog I think you are), then test your knowledge of how our government is supposed to work. Take the multiple choice "Civics Quiz" by Intercollegiate Studies Institute. It'll probably take you about 10 minutes to complete. Seventy-one percent of Americans fail the test, with an overall average score of 49% ... an F.

ISI published the "Civic Literacy Report," a scientific survey of civic learning among college students from 2006-2007. ISI poses the question "Do Americans possess the knowledge necessary to participate wisely in the affairs of the nation?" The answers are disturbing.

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