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2013-04-24 15:30:43.696371+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Pew Research Center: Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz. 13 easy science questions, two demographic questions, and then you can be amazed that less than 60% of college grads paid any attention at all in high school chemistry or know what sort of energy lasers emit, and 31% stayed awake during earth science when the teacher was talking about the atmosphere.

Really, people? I'd say that reinforces all of my preconceptions about liberal arts and business studies students, but I'm not sure that accounts for enough graduates to lead to results this abysmal.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-24 16:17:02.840607+00 by: meuon

Those were so easy I laughed. You only had to have a glimmer of a clue to select the correct multiple guess answer. 13/13 correct. which puts me at 7% of the population, that is scary.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-25 15:58:09.329341+00 by: Larry Burton

Looking at the demographic breakdowns was interesting.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-26 20:02:33.348549+00 by: Nancy

I got 12 of 13...I create my own atmosphere, so apparently am not overly concerned about the makeup of the rest of y'alls atmosphere... oops...