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By Global Public Square staff
Americans voted on Tuesday for big change. But did they understand the facts that they wanted to change? Not according to a groundbreaking new survey.
You see, Americans think the unemployment rate is much higher than it is, that there are many more immigrants and pregnant teens than there actually are, and that the population is much older than it actually is.
Now maybe this gap between perception and reality is because of American ignorance or hyper-partisanship. Except, we’re not alone.
In the first international study of its kind, the U.K. research firm Ipsos MORI highlights the political “ignorance” of participants across 14 countries. Here are some of the findings from Ipsos MORI’s quiz:
When asked what percentage of people are unemployed or looking for work, Americans…