Monday, May 08, 2006

What on Earth? Survey of Geographic Literacy

Half of young Americans can't find New York on a map.

This is just one of the results of the 2006 Survey of Geographic Literacy undertaken by Roper on behalf of the National Geographic Society.

According to the research:
- Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map—though U.S. troops have been there since 2003.
- 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently.
- 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia. (It's the largest country in Africa.)
- 48% of young Americans believe the majority population in India is Muslim. (It's Hindu—by a landslide.)

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