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    Just in time for the 4th - another entry in the Americans are stupid file

    7/1: Independence Day — Seventeen Seventy When?
    July 1, 2011 by Marist Poll


    Just in time for the July 4th weekend, the Marist Poll has asked Americans in which year the United States declared its independence. And, the result is many Americans need to brush up on their American history.

    Only 58% of residents know that the United States declared its independence in 1776. 26% are unsure, and 16% mentioned another date.

    There are age differences on this question. Younger Americans are the least likely to know the correct answer. Only 31% of adults younger than 30 say that 1776 is the year in which the United States broke away from Great Britain. 59% of residents between 30 and 44 report the same. Americans 45 to 59 — 75% — are the age group most likely to have the correct answer. Among those 60 and older, 60% report that 1776 is the year in which the United States declared its independence.

    When it comes to gender, men — 65% — are more likely to respond with 1776 than are women — 52%.

    And, for the second year, about one in four Americans doesn’t know from which country the United States declared its independence. While 76% correctly cite Great Britain, 19% are unsure, and 5% mention another country.

    more: 7/1: Independence Day — Seventeen Seventy When? | Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits

    Okay, I know Jay Leno has said his "Jay Walking" bits take almost NO time to film, b/c random peeps say the stupidest things. But SERIOUSLY!?
    We (as a group) aren't even clear on the date of Independence, and from who we got our Independence?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Okay, I know Jay Leno has said his "Jay Walking" bits take almost NO time to film, b/c random peeps say the stupidest things. But SERIOUSLY!?
    We (as a group) aren't even clear on the date of Independence, and from who we got our Independence?

    It really is quite amazing. We now have the internet, a means to access almost unlimited information, one can download books instantly on their Kindle and other devices, information and data can freely flow across borders. I can sit on my computer and access infomation from the great libraries and museums and universities of the world, and on and on and on. Yet, as a nation, a people, we seem to grow even more stupid.
    It IS depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Yet, as a nation, a people, we seem to grow even more stupid.
    No worries. Sarah and Michele's education vids is out..




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    No worries. Sarah and Michele's education vids is out..



    Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    No worries. Sarah and Michele's education vids is out..






    OMG ... I'm cryin' laughin' ...... fucking awesome, Teddy

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