Friday, November 21, 2008

The Morning Poll

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

Instead of a poll this morning, there's a civics test.

Before you begin, here's the background:The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has run an annual survey to determine how well college students know civics. This year, they expanded their base to include just plain random American adults. In general, people know squat. To wit: 71% FAILED. The average score was 49% of the 33 questions asked.

Since you read DCW, I have high hopes that you shall not fail.

Once you take the test, it will list out which questions you got wrong (if any) and you will be able to click on the "table" link and see how your answers stacked up against the general public, and elected officials.

And no, there are no state capitols on the test. The big heartbreak for me was that slightly over 50% of those tested could not name the three branches of government.

Here's the test.