Are you more knowledgeable about our country’s history and politics than the average American? Here’s your chance to find out.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has an American Civics Literacy Quiz you can take online. The quiz has 33 questions.
The average score for the 2,508 Americans who have taken the quiz was 49%. A sub-group within those 2,508 Americans — college educators –scored not much better than the overall population, at 55%, which means that America’s college instructors and professors get only a little more than half of the questions right!
Worse still, ISI found that America’s elected officials scored lower, i.e., worse, than the general public. To see how our elected officials did on each question, GO HERE, but please take the quiz first!
Can you do better?
Questions on the quiz were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.
To take the quiz, CLICK HERE.
How did you do? (My score is 93.94%: 31 out of 33)
UPDATE (JUNE 13, 2019):
Alas, the links to the actual Intercollegiate Studies Institute quiz and how our elected officials scored on the quiz now gets an ERROR message. Don’t know why ISI took them down. But you can find the quiz here, then calculate your own score.