Feb 16 2019
07:50 am

A new survey of 41,000 Americans conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation demonstrates why a greater emphasis on American history learning is essential to the nation. The Foundation found that in the highest-performing state (Vermont), only 53 percent of the people were able to earn a passing grade for U.S. history. People in every other state failed; in the lowest-performing state (Louisiana), only 27 percent were able to pass.

Results of new 50-state survey finds only four in 10 can demonstrate basic history understanding. Vermont only state in which a majority passed.

Tennessee had a 38% pass rate.

At the link is a 20 question survey to see how well you would do on a citizenship exam.

Knoxoasis's picture

I got an 84% score.

I got an 84% score.

JaHu's picture

I'm a little disappointed in

I'm a little disappointed in myself. I scored a73.7%

fischbobber's picture


94.7%. I will do better.

bizgrrl's picture

We passed. Results show older

We passed.

Results show older people do better on the exam, suburban does better than rural and urban, men do better than women.

Rachel's picture

I missed two. One was sloppy

I missed two. One was sloppy - I knew the Constitution was ratified in 1789, so of course it must have been written earlier. Duh.

Some of these are HARD.

fischbobber's picture


I would have missed that one too had I not been facebooking about the exact date of the start of New Age Enlightenment Socialist Society. The grand Socialist Experiment. General Welfare, Article 1 Section 8, and what it all means when you put it all together.

WhitesCreek's picture

These things enrage me

It does not matter one tiny bit of excrement when the Constitution was written. What does the Preamble say? What does "We the People" mean?

The cold war wasn't about Communism, it was about Russian security in part and feeding the American Military Industrial Complex, as Eisenhower warned.

History is NOT about when and where and who things happened. It is about the lessons we need to retain moving forward.

Suggested reading: any book written by Ambassador Jack Matlock, last US ambassador to the Soviet Union. He lives in TN and still gets a birthday call from Gorbachev each year.

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