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grundle
06-04-11, 11:47 AM
http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/

My results:

You correctly answered 11 out of the 11 possible questions, which means you did better on the quiz than 98% of the general public.

fishingleatity
06-04-11, 12:01 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uqBx13aymCE/TKHe25HbM7I/AAAAAAAAGF8/xJCGsVL4R1U/s1600/cookies.jpg

Dr Mabuse
06-04-11, 12:48 PM
Man... I could go for a cookie right about now.

fishingleatity
06-04-11, 03:14 PM
Man... I could go for a cookie right about now.

Have your pick!
http://www.cookiesncookies.com/images/cookies8.jpg

DeputyDave
06-04-11, 04:04 PM
I'm surprised how simple that was.

Tracer Bullet
06-04-11, 04:10 PM
I'm surprised how simple that was.

That's because most Americans don't pay attention to fucking anything.

Troy Stiffler
06-04-11, 04:20 PM
That's because most Americans don't pay attention to fucking anything.

I dunno. I pay very little attention to news and got 10/11 (got the senate/house of reps question flip flopped). My news comes from this forum and here-and-there on Yahoo/MSN/etc. I don't have cable or anything.

I figured the test was going to ask about some little-known polititcal involvement in some South American country or something.

Th0r S1mpson
06-04-11, 04:27 PM
Yeah, way too easy.

You correctly answered 4 out of the 11 possible questions, which means you did better on the quiz than Barack Hussein Obama.

Jason
06-04-11, 04:58 PM
http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/Political-Quiz-Charts_11.png

Interesting breakdown. Wonder which question gets missed the most?

DeputyDave
06-04-11, 05:04 PM
My guess would be the Medicare one.

printerati
06-04-11, 05:06 PM
Yeah, #5 threw me off since "Bush's wars" wasn't an option. :(

logrus9
06-04-11, 06:26 PM
Yeah, #5 threw me off since "Bush's wars" wasn't an option. :(

I guess now you know you've been wrong all along.




:lol:

grundle
06-04-11, 07:45 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uqBx13aymCE/TKHe25HbM7I/AAAAAAAAGF8/xJCGsVL4R1U/s1600/cookies.jpg


Yummy!

Thanks!

grundle
06-04-11, 07:48 PM
http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/Political-Quiz-Charts_11.png

Interesting breakdown. Wonder which question gets missed the most?


http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1944/political-news-quiz-iq-congress-control-obesity-energy-facebook

http://pewresearch.org/assets/publications/1944-1.png

http://pewresearch.org/assets/publications/1944-2.png

http://pewresearch.org/assets/publications/1944-3.png

http://pewresearch.org/assets/publications/1944-4.png

PopcornTreeCt
06-04-11, 07:58 PM
I severely underestimated how many Americans are obese... put the damn cookies away!

Josh-da-man
06-04-11, 08:39 PM
I got eleven out of eleven, too.

Who wants to give me a blowjob?

fishingleatity
06-04-11, 09:16 PM
I got eleven out of eleven, too.

Who wants to give me a blowjob?

http://www.28th-infantry-division.us/store/ugly%20girl%200.bmp

Nesbit
06-04-11, 10:06 PM
10/11, got the energy question wrong.

TheMovieman
06-04-11, 10:10 PM
11/11

NORML54601
06-04-11, 10:52 PM
11/11 though I has to guess on the obesity question.

maxfisher
06-05-11, 08:24 PM
10/11 for guessing 50% on obesity. Wasn't sure on that one, so I was just guessing from local observation.

SkullOrchard
06-05-11, 09:14 PM
I answered them all correctly too.

May I have a Double Stuf Oreo? :banana:

JasonF
06-05-11, 09:22 PM
10/11 for guessing 50% on obesity. Wasn't sure on that one, so I was just guessing from local observation.

I did the exact same thing. But ...

Man... I could go for a cookie right about now.

I answered them all correctly too.

May I have a Double Stuf Oreo? :banana:

... at the rate things are going, we'll be right soon enough.

fishingleatity
06-05-11, 10:34 PM
I answered them all correctly too.

May I have a Double Stuf Oreo? :banana:

How bout this instead?
http://static.jasongraphix.com/uploads/oreo4.jpg

fishingleatity
06-05-11, 10:35 PM
I did the exact same thing. But ...





... at the rate things are going, we'll be right soon enough.

shh... I work for Obama, its all part of our evil plan to make 'Mericans fat so Kenya can take over-by outrunning everyone of course.

Norm de Plume
06-05-11, 11:15 PM
I got #5 wrong, but as a non-American 10/11 ain't too shabby.

CRM114
06-06-11, 08:20 AM
I missed the obesity question. I was sure 50% of Americans are fat fucks.

RoyalTea
06-06-11, 08:31 AM
10/11 - but for some reason I read the word "majority" as "minority" and answered that the Republicans have a minority in the Senate. So I really knew the answers to all eleven.

Mabuse
06-06-11, 01:04 PM
Can someone explain the results in post 14 where it says: Few Partisan Differences in Knowledge

It looks to me like Republicans answered correctly more often on 8 of the 11 questions. I would call that a lot of Partisan Difference.

DeputyDave
06-06-11, 01:42 PM
I severely underestimated how many Americans are obese... put the damn cookies away!

Yeah, that was mostly an educated guess for me. I had no idea the real number but it seemed the best.

Red Dog
06-06-11, 02:40 PM
I bet more people now know Rep. Weiner than those who know Rep. Pelosi (or Boehner).

Venusian
06-06-11, 02:58 PM
something like 60% of Americans are overweight or obese. Yall might have been thinking about that statistic

Damfino
06-06-11, 03:25 PM
10/11 for guessing 50% on obesity. Wasn't sure on that one, so I was just guessing from local observation.

Same here. I should have given the obesity question more thought. :lol:

Rockmjd23
06-06-11, 06:16 PM
Got the obese question wrong. I said 50% and I stand by it :lol:

FlickMan
06-07-11, 09:44 AM
I scored 91%, was wrong on the congress question...and Facebook has nothing to do with politics..and even though I said 9% on the unemployment..I believe its actually closer to 11 or 12%

classicman2
06-07-11, 10:38 AM
I missed the obesity question. I was sure 50% of Americans are fat fucks.

That's the one that I missed. I still think I'm right. ;)

classicman2
06-07-11, 10:38 AM
I got #5 wrong, but as a non-American 10/11 ain't too shabby.

That's really good for a Canadian. :)

Mabuse
06-07-11, 12:22 PM
Note: If you got any question on the test wrong, but you complain in this thread that you were still right, you get an automatic 100% for all things "politics" related. Congratulations. You won the test.