Where in the world, continued…

In case you haven’t heard (or read), National Geographic released the results of a survey. Apparently, not many people known where Iraq is located. Many don’t know where the Pacific Ocean resides. Around eleven percent of Americans cannot even point to the United States on the map!

I guess now I know that VisitNC.com is justified in having those crazy maps of theirs. Sheesh.

Oh, and by-the-way, you can take the National Geographic test yourself if you want (and see how you rate). You can also just skip ahead and read the general, dismal results.


4 Responses to “Where in the world, continued…”

  1. mh says:

    good to know, that america has a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction – they are for sure in the right hands.(ok no hands are right for weapons of mass-destruction – therefore the us should get rid of its stock as fast as possible)

  2. Josh says:


    I don’t mean to sound racist by no means, but when 97% of the mexican population can point Mexico out on a map, and the United States which puts so much money into education has only 89%…that has got to say something. :S I learned most of this stuff from Geography in Elementary School. *sigh*

  3. Trae says:

    19 out of 20! 🙂

    Heh, I didn’t realize that Christianity was the dominiant religion worldwide. I thought perhaps either Hindu or Islam had surpassed it. 19 out of 20 isn’t bad though 🙂 I was sure tempted to say "City X" though.

  4. Kyle says:

    Only 18 out of 20 here

    I had thought that the US was closer to 500 million people now than 350 million. I also thought that christianity had been surpassed by Islam in the last 5-10 years. Oh well, at least I know my geography. Thank goodness for elementary school 😉