I don’t know how much stock I have in studies like this. Especially considering these stats:
- Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
- Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
- Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.
- Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.
If true, and it’s hard for me to believe it’s true, the first statistic would be ridiculously sad, the second believable if a lot of people are creationists, the third makes me wonder how far off people were, and the fourth, well not everyone can answer every question correctly.
Eh, it’s not apathy that makes me not care, it’s just the ridiculousness of these studies that does.