Monday, July 05, 2004

What Americans Know

  • 50 percent know how long it takes the Earth to circle the sun
  • 89 percent can find the U.S. on a map, 29 percent can find the Pacific Ocean on a map, 30 percent can find New Jersey
  • 70 percent know there are 50 stars on the American flag, but 10 percent think there are 52
  • 62 percent know that the name of our national anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner"
  • 33 percent know what a molecule is
  • 28 percent know the meaning of Memorial Day
  • 90 percent know what a Slinky is
  • 85 percent know why we celebrate the Fourth of July

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