Sunday, July 3, 2011

Don't Know Much About History

Just in time for the July 4th weekend, the Marist Poll has asked Americans in which year the United States declared its independence. And, the result is many Americans need to brush up on their American history.
In which year did the United States declare its independence? (National Adults)

1776 58%
Unsure 26%
Other Dates Mentioned 16%

On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence? (National Adults)

Great Britain 76%
Unsure 19%
Other countries mentoned 5%

Click on the questions for a breakdown of results and to see how your part of the country did.

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Right Wingnut said...

Not too many surprises in the cross tabs...I would have thought the split between men and women answering correctly would have been more even.

I suspect Obama won the "Other Dates Mentioned" and 'Other Countries Mentioned" voters by significant margins.

Ian said...

Its not as bad as when I ask someone when the War of 1812 was and they give me a different date.