It’s Tuesday. Well, what do you know?

For anyone with time to waste and who enjoys quizzes here, from a few days ago, is a twelve-question PEW Research test on current events.  

And afterward if you still have time to kill

…see how you did in comparison with 1,002 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted September 25-28 by the Pew Research Center.

Past results have shown that one in ten online quiz-takers gets a perfect score.  And as always "your mileage may vary." Mine did.

4 thoughts on “It’s Tuesday. Well, what do you know?

  1. Managed 11 right out of the 12 questions. The one I missed was about what area the US gummint spends the most on.

    Fun, even if it is now Wednesday.

    Thanks, BP.


    There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. ~ Robert Heinlein (1966) / Milton Friedman (1975).  

  2. What’s interesting to me is that the least correctly answered questions were about where the govt. spends money and the poverty rate, at 20% correct. I’d be interested to see which of the wrong answers got the highest hits.

    It’s also interesting to me that the oldest cohort of Americans is least aware (18%) that the govt. spends the biggest share on their Social Security payments.

    I remember from previous surveys that most Americans grossly overestimate the amount of money we spend on foreign aid. The average guess was something like 15%, the amount people thought we should spend was around 5%, and the reality is about 0.5%.

    Most people don’t know who the Fed chair is or which country is majority Shia, but that’s not surprising.

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