From ISIS to Unemployment: What Do Americans Know? Pew Rsearch Center for the People & the Press. October 2, 2014.
The latest Pew Research Center News IQ quiz measures the public’s awareness of key facts in the news: from questions about conflicts around the world to the current minimum wage and the chair of the Federal Reserve. The survey finds that a large majority (73%) is able to correctly identify the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. In addition, amid ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Middle East, 67% can identify Syria as one of the countries in which the militant group known as ISIS currently controls territory. And 60% know that Ukraine was once part of the Soviet Union; the other choices were Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Scandinavia. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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