Americans: a little stupider than before

The latest Pew Research Center for the People & the Press study of over 1,500 Americans has found that we're slightly stupider than we used to be. Some interesting tidbits:

  • Only 69% of Americans knew Dick Cheney was the Vice President (down from 1989, when 74% of Americans knew Dan Quayle was the Veep).
  • Americans who regularly watched Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report were the smartest.
  • Americans who regularly watched Fox News were nearly the dumbest.

Also from the article:

"Democrats and Republicans were about equally represented in the most knowledgeable group but there were more Republicans in the least aware group."


No big surprises there if you ask me. Get the full scoop here.