Civic Illiteracy

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has devised a quiz testing civic literacy. The average score is only 49%– though it improved to 78% online in November, perhaps because the online group is self-selected, and perhaps because elections improve awareness of civic matters for a while. The most remarkable finding is that elected officials do worse than average, scoring only 44%! You can take the quiz here. … Continue reading Civic Illiteracy