Friday, August 10, 2012

Pew Research's Latest News IQ Quiz

Test your knowledge about the candidates and the election by taking Pew's 11-question quiz.  Pretty easy questions....

9 Comments:

At 8/10/2012 12:55 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

I think the link is broken? Or I just can't access it for some reason

 
At 8/10/2012 1:17 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

"Which party is generally more supportive of increasing taxes on higher income people to reduce the federal budget deficit?"

I had to laugh at that one. Several of the questions require that you buy into the leftist narrative in order to answer them "correctly" as well.

 
At 8/10/2012 1:26 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Jon, try it again, it should be working.

 
At 8/10/2012 1:54 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Thanks Dr. Perry, it's working.

I got all the questions right. According to the website, that is better than 87% of the population. Does that mean I am one of the enlightened few who can now make dictates on how people choose to live their lives?

 
At 8/10/2012 2:09 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

I thought it was pretty dead on - and pretty easy for folks who follow politics and I suspect most here would score near the top.

 
At 8/10/2012 7:55 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yes, they are easy questions, and I got all 11 correct, but if you look at Pew's scores, the results are pretty sad overall. A lot of people aren't paying any attention at all....

 
At 8/10/2012 8:16 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

At first I thought the results were sad. I found that I was among only 13% who got all of these very easy questions right.

And then I realized that I might be the dope here.

Who the chief justice is doesn't matter when SCOTUS just rubber stamps every tyranny.

Which shit-for-brains is elected to lie to us and sign into law tyrannies that will be upheld by some guy willing to rubber stamp them so as not to get yelled at again is irrelevant.

Since they're all lying about everything, it doesn't matter what their platforms are.

Any attention given to this kind of nonsense is wasted energy and it seems I've wasted my time because they're all playing for the same team - the government. And our loss is their gain, regardless of which branch (right or left) they come from.

87% of the population has already figured this out and concentrates on important stuff: the feud between Theresa and her brother on the Reals Housewives of New Jersey or the play by play of that Kristen Whatsherface cheating on Robert Pattinson with some director, or watching Jessica Simpson turn into Jabba the Hut after her pregnancy. All things that are much more important and pleasant to pay attention to than keeping track of lying politicians, non-existent checks on congressional power and a funky old irrelevant "constitution".

Hell, even synchronized swimming is less of a waste of time.

 
At 8/12/2012 11:03 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Any attention given to this kind of nonsense is wasted energy and it seems I've wasted my time because they're all playing for the same team - the government. And our loss is their gain, regardless of which branch (right or left) they come from"...

Well methinks apparently this country is blessed with an excessive number of Peggy Joseph types if the 2008 election results were anything to go by...

 
At 8/13/2012 12:40 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Peggy Joseph is both a politician's dream voter and a trial lawyer's dream juror.

 

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