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PostSubject: Ignorance Test   Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:24 am

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/10/world/gapminder-us-ignorance-survey/

I scored a disappointing 4/10.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignorance Test   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:33 pm

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Rosling said that for him the most surprising lack of knowledge demonstrated in the quiz was on the measles vaccination. Just 17% of the U.S. respondents chose the correct answer -- 80% of the world's children are vaccinated by their first birthday. Forty-four per cent wrongly guessed a fifth of children and 39% said half.
"That to me was absolutely astonishing because it is the most solid and stable success of the world. Now we vaccinate 4 out of 5 children," said Rosling.
"It's a beautiful example of global collaboration, life saving technology, the flagship of aid, awareness among governments and parents in even the poorest countries -- and it's not known."
He seems to have overlooked the willful ignorance movement in the US.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignorance Test   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:46 pm

That's one I missed. I guessed half.
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