PEW did another survey on how much Americans know about what is going on. You can test yourself at the above link. The major finding is that despite news being available 24/7 on cable there has been no increase in the news knowledge of citizens. Looking at the results one reason is that FOX NEWS is again home to the least informed. Only those who don't follow the news are less informed than those listing FOX NEWS as their major news source.
Conservative bloggers cry foul over this report as it asked about minimum wages which they believe, incorrectly, only concerns teenagers with part-time jobs. They also argue that characterizing a Supreme Court Justice as liberal, moderate, or conservative is an opinion and not a news fact.
Take the test.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that a majority -- 53 percent -- of those who would be affected by the Democratic minimum-wage proposal are full-time workers (at least 35 hours a week), if the federal minimum wage were increased by 2008, 14.9 million workers would see their wages rise, and that those affected by a minimum-wage increase would be mainly adults who typically work full time and provide significant income to their families. Almost half, 46%, of all families with affected workers rely solely on the earnings from those workers.
NPR reported that the judge was not just XXXXX but "very, very, very XXXXX."
I got all correct, better than 96% of those polled, but I am a news junky constantly looking for my next fix.