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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 9:52AM #1
catboxer
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I just took the latest news IQ quiz at Pew Research and found it ridiculously easy.

The quiz concerns the issue positions of the respective parties, and I doubt there is anybody here who couldn't get 13/13 as I did.

What's hard to believe is that the majority of the American public gets fewer than 10 of these questions right, but everybody has to be somewhere.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 2:16PM #2
loveontheair
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Apr 15, 2012 -- 9:52AM, catboxer wrote:

I just took the latest news IQ quiz at Pew Research and found it ridiculously easy.

The quiz concerns the issue positions of the respective parties, and I doubt there is anybody here who couldn't get 13/13 as I did.

What's hard to believe is that the majority of the American public gets fewer than 10 of these questions right, but everybody has to be somewhere.

pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/?src=prc-h...




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Too easy. However, two of my friends who are Liberal scored 6/13 and do not have higher degrees. What is no surprise is the 18 yr old age group.



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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 6:48PM #3
aarroottoonn
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I agree on the ease, but with people who generally don't pay attention to politics, missing the Lincoln and Boehner or Pelosi questions is too serious IMO.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 7:16PM #4
Mostyn32
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Shoot, I scored 13/13, and I'm a Canadian! What surprised me was that only 8% of the respondents scored 13/13. One would think that if someone is taking a news quiz, he or she would at least be interested in newsmakers. Then again, maybe they thought that they were talking about entertainment news IQs!

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 10:17PM #5
davelaw40
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# 10 was of course wrong


Lincoln was elected by Republicans but considered himself a member of the dying Whig party nor was he considered head of the Republican party


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