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1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

AFP 2/14/2014

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.

Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.

The result of the survey, which is conducted every two years, will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers.

One in three respondents said science should get more funding from the government.

Nearly 90 percent said the benefits of science outweigh any dangers, and about the same number expressed interest in learning about medical discoveries.

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/6e49b254-fc12-4176-8ab6-c6146611c372

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Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.

This seems like it would have more to do with religious beliefs than facts. I'd be curious to see how this question was asked.

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Yah but what percentage are just circling answers cause they don't give a frack about the survey or just answering in a joking manner, especially if its an anonymous survey.

I have always done that in surveys where I am randomly asked to take it and they don't give me any details on what its for.

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dont worry we all know most mericans are dumb as ucckk lets go hunting praise jesus look at booth not the smartest tool in the shed the us government intentionally dummies down the population with chemicals such as fluride in water and host of chemicals in their criminal processed food a good slave is a ignorant un questioning one the rich will continue to stay rich sorta lije that movie eylsuim

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dont worry we all know most mericans are dumb as ucckk lets go hunting praise jesus look at booth not the smartest tool in the shed the us government intentionally dummies down the population with chemicals such as fluride in water and host of chemicals in their criminal processed food a good slave is a ignorant un questioning one the rich will continue to stay rich sorta lije that movie eylsuim

i hope you intentionally ignore all the punctuations as you type this......

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dont worry we all know most mericans are dumb as ucckk lets go hunting praise jesus look at booth not the smartest tool in the shed the us government intentionally dummies down the population with chemicals such as fluride in water and host of chemicals in their criminal processed food a good slave is a ignorant un questioning one the rich will continue to stay rich sorta lije that movie eylsuim

Looks like you've had some fluoride in your water.

America and Canada both face the same issue; woefully ineffective government.

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Hmmmm...a report seeking to support increased funding for science...

It's a good thing selective data manipulation NEVER happens in studies like this!

Yeah and a very small sampling which doesn't say what part of arkansas it was taken in. Can't read too much into it.

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