Posted By chris wickern on 11/21/2008 at 7:35 AM

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2008 – Are most people, including college graduates, civically illiterate? Do elected officials know even less than most citizens about civic topics suchas history, government, and economics? The answer is yes on both counts according to a new study by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). More than 2,500 randomly selected Americans took ISI’s basic 33question test on civic literacy and more than 1,700 people failed, with the average score 49 percent, or an “F.” Elected officials scored even lower than the general public with an average score of 44 percent and only 0.8 percent (or 21) of all surveyed earned an “A.”

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I'll wager that Surveyors will score much higher than most.My score is below, and I'd also wager it is nothing more than average with Surveyors.

You answered 28 out of 33 correctly - 84.85%

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