Sunday, November 23, 2008

Civic Illiteracy

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) tested civic literacy with disconcerting if unsurprising results. You can take the quiz here. Results page here, including the ugly result that elected officials scored 44% on average, 5 percentage points worse than the general population. Shouldn't this constitute a national emergency? Here's Bill Maher's memorable exchange with Senator Mark Pryor.