Just How Dumb Are People?

Posted by | March 19, 2009 18:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

Or, to put it a bit more delicately, just how uninformed?

A new study has some troubling answers to that question.

• Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.

• Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.

• Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.*

• Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.


* The approximately correct answer range for this question was defined as anything between 65% and 75%. Only 15% of respondents answered this question with the exactly correct answer of 70%.

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By: Joel

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