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korben
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:02 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2002/EDUCATION/11/20/geography.quiz/index.html

WHERE IN THE WORLD
Among 18- to 24-year-old Americans given maps:

87 percent cannot find Iraq
83 percent cannot find Afghanistan
76 percent cannot find Saudi Arabia
70 percent cannot find New Jersey
49 percent cannot find New York !

11 percent cannot find the United States !!!

nasty nick#2
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:05 PM
Im surprised they don't know where NY is located.

ttaM
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:07 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45779

korben
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:12 PM
Oops. Sorry :o

Dahveed
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:17 PM
Okay, now take anyone in the world and ask them to locate those countries. I'm not sure the percentages would be way better. I know we criticise the USA easily for their lack of geography knowledge, but it's not like it's so obvious where those countries are located.

Of course, if they locate Iraq in South America, then okay we can be worried, but let's not exaggerate either.

11% who cannot find the USA, THAT is sad! lol!