Let me be clear: I am entirely Public School educated, white, upper-lower-middle class family, 23 years old, and I scored 32/33 on this Civic Literacy Exam that Spikessib found. I quote from the website:
“The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%.”
“Of the 2,508 People surveyed, 164 say they have held an elected government office at least once in their life. Their average score on the civic literacy test is 44%, compared to 49% for those who have not held an elected office.”
I’m from the demographic that is supposed to be dumb–obsessed with sex and football, yet I got a higher score than college professors and elected officials?
I was just reading about Vernor Vinge’s doom and gloom prediction of “Technological Singularity,” but really, I’m doubting we’re ever going to get that far.