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Someone Asked Americans To Find Iran On The Map, And Some Of Them Managed To Point At USA

Published 6 months ago

If you’ve been following the news lately, you most likely know about the recent Trump-ordered drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, raising tensions between Iran and the USA to an all-time high. Americans expressed their fear of an upcoming WWIII but it turns out many of them aren’t even sure where on Earth Iran actually is.

Recently, a survey was carried out asking American voters to point out Iran on the world map, and the results were pretty shocking. On 23% of them managed to get it right with others pointing to places like Australia, the Indian Ocean, and even the USA itself.

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Morning Consult recently asked American voters to point out Iran on the map and shared the results on Twitter

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Similar experiments were carried out in the past and yielded similar results. Back in 2014, Americans were asked to point out Ukraine, with 1 in 6 getting it right, and North Korea in 2017, with 36% answering correctly.

The data editor went on to explain the results

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There was no significant difference between age groups and political parties. Another interesting observation was that even those who had a college education didn’t do that much better than those who didn’t have one, failing to reach even 40%.

People couldn’t believe how wrong some of the answers were

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