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Here’s Your Score: You correctly answered 11 out of the 11 possible questions, which means you did better on the quiz than 95% of the general public.
Find out how your score compares with other Americans who took the test in our national telephone survey:
Demographic Breakdowns by Question
Below you’ll find your question-by-question results and the percentage of each demographic group that answered the question correctly in our telephone survey.
|Your Responses||Male||Female||High School
|Ages 18-29||Ages 30-49||Ages 50+|
|This shows how many questions you answered correctly, compared with the average number of correct answers for different demographic groups. For example, men answered an average of 6.4 questions correctly.|
|Percent answering correctly|
|1. Do you happen to know if children born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. are automatically U.S. citizens, or are they not automatically U.S. citizens?||Correct||80||75||74||79||81||79||75||79|
|2. Do you happen to know who is the current military commander of American forces in Afghanistan?||Correct||60||49||40||56||77||29||52||69|
|3. Do you happen to know if Congress passed a health care reform bill this year, or not?||Correct||74||71||62||80||84||66||77||73|
|4. Was the government bailout of banks and financial institutions, also known as TARP, passed and signed into law under:||Correct||38||29||24||40||43||29||36||34|
|5. Do you happen to know if the national unemployment rate as reported by the government is currently closer to:||Correct||62||45||43||54||71||36||57||60|
|6. What European country recently received a major bailout from the European Union?||Correct||55||37||23||53||75||35||46||51|
|7. Do you happen to know what Twitter is?||Correct||84||86||73||95||95||95||91||76|
|8. Thinking about the major oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico… About how deep is the water where the leaking well is located?||Correct||64||38||43||50||63||34||53||56|
|9. Can you tell me who the Prime Minister of Great Britain is?||Correct||21||16||9||15||38||11||19||22|
|10. Do you happen to know who is the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?||Correct||35||22||14||32||48||21||25||34|
|11. The World Cup soccer tournament this year was held in what country?||Correct||71||55||49||66||81||65||69||57|
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