Sunday, November 23, 2008

Civic literacy: In the land of one-eyed men, the blind man is king.

This is the survey on civic literacy currently in the news. 
Among the 2,508 respondents, 164 say they have been elected to a government office at least once. This sub-sample of officeholders yields a startling result: elected officials score lower than the general public. Those who have held elective office earn an average score of 44% on the civic literacy test, which is five percentage points lower than the average score of 49% for those who have never been elected.


I correctly answered 33 out of 33, but I wasn't certain about a few of my answers so maybe some luck was involved.

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