A Student of History

August 16, 2006

A sign of the times….

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 12:35 pm

According to a Fox News report, nearly three-quarters of those asked in a recent poll could name each of the Three Stooges — Larry, Curly and Moe — but only 42 percent were able to name the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

That’s according to a new Zogby poll in which 77 percent of Americans could name two of the seven dwarfs, while just 24 percent knew two of the nine Supreme Court justices.

And while 57 percent of Americans could name fictional boy wizard Harry Potter, less than half could name Great Britain’s real prime minister, Tony Blair.

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