Why Are Americans So F*cking STUPID?
According to a story in this morning's Politico:
A majority of Americans doubt President Barack Obama’s new jobs bill will lower the country’s unemployment rate, according to a new Bloomberg poll out Wednesday that also found the president’s approval rating dipping to historic lows.Meanwhile, the head of the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan congressional watchdog, has signaled his support of the bill's plan to increase revenue and spending while decreasing both in the long term, just to get us out of this downward spiral.
What does this dichotomy of opinion, between the uninformed and the experts mean?
The Average American is a dolt.
Between 40-50% of adults in the United States say they believe in Young Earth Creationism, depending on the poll. According to a Gallup poll in December 2010, around 40% of Americans believe in (Young Earth Creationism) YEC, with 52% among Republicans and 34% among Democrats. The percentage falls quickly as the level of education increases—only 22% of respondents with postgraduate degrees believed compared with 47% of those with a high school education or less.
In Texas, 30% think humans and dinosaurs co-existed. The "I don't know" number was 29%. Nice education system y'got there, Rick Perry!
A CBS News Poll in 2009 showed that 51% believe God created Man in his present form. Another 27% think we evolved, but God guided the process.
So, dumbasses believe that God created the Earth and Universe in six days something like 6,000 years ago. And we rode dinosaurs to the drive in theaters.
As late as June 2007, more than 40% in a Newsweek poll believed Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11, despite absolute proof to the contrary.
OTHER STUPID THINGS AMERICANS BELIEVE?
Up to 28% think we never landed on the moon.
24% have no idea who we declared independence from in 1776.
20% of Americans think UFO Aliens have abducted someone they know!
In 2009, Glenn Beck beat out the Pope and Billy Graham for the #4 spot on the "Most Admired Men in the World" list.Continued on the next page