A test on civic knowledge given to elected officials proved that they are slightly less knowledgeable than the uninformed people who voted them into office. Elected officials scored a 44 percent while ordinary citizens managed an amazing 49 percent on the 33 questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. It is a sad state of affairs when our elected officials have such a poor understanding of civics for our country. Actually it is sad that the citizens have such a poor knowledge of our government and its history. ?It is disturbing enough that the general public failed ISI?s civic literacy test, but when you consider the even more dismal scores of elected officials, you have to be concerned,? said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). I managed to find the actual test they administered, (google is your friend) and took the test for myself. I didn?t do as well as I hoped but still managed an ?A? with 96.97% only missing question # 30.

the test and see how well you can do.

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