ARE AMERICANS GETTING DUMBER?
A new Pew Research Center report (a non-partisan group) reveals something most of us already suspected:
Americans who get their news from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are much more likely to know about current affairs than those who watch Fox News.
The report also suggests that most Americans in 2007 know less than similarly-educated Americans in 1989 when it comes to knowledge about basic current events, despite the birth of 24-hour news channels, the Internet, and blogs. Scores of college graduates actually declined the most.
In fact, half of all Americans failed the test.
One especially depressing statistic is that only 36% of Americans today can name the President of Russia, whereas 47% were able to do so in 1989.