Iran found on world map by only 23% of American voters

Iran found on world map by only 23% of American voters

According to a survey, only about 23% of registered American voters can point at Iran in an unlabeled map of the world. The poll was carried out by Morning consult and Politico between January 4 and 5. The poll was conducted after the killing of Qassem Suleimani but before missiles were fired by the Iranian military at two bases in Iraq which housed U.S. troops.

Sandra
Sandra
Seekster
Seekster 2 months

As sad as this is, in a weird and twisted way it is almost impressive that how detached Americans are from the rest if the world that they don't even know where Iran is despite us being one misstep away from going to war with them. I wonder how many Iranians know where the US is. As a public school teacher I was a bit heartened that some of my 11th grade students actually went to one of the globes in my room to find Iran without being asked to do so. Maybe if we almost went to war with more countries, Americans would learn more about geography. It does seem an inefficient and potentially dangerous way to teach geography though. (To clarify I am not serious about going to war with countries just to teach Americans geography, I am just pointing out that it took us almost going to war with Iran to get a few of my students to care where Iran was).

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