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originally posted by: dovdov
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
I am not shocked by the results. As a (youngish) adult American I know very well that my peers and older adults in my demographic often show no interest in world events, or only look at what is happening in their local community. The notion of "world news" is foreign to many Americans. Educational standards are poor, and intelligence is often a stunning surprise to other people ... 'wow, you're really smart!' A lack of intelligence seems to be the thing people shoot for here. It's not shocking, but it is very, very sad.
originally posted by: BO XIAN
Who knows how honest those responses would be but at least we could subtract out from the 26% and see what was left.
originally posted by: ScientiaFortisDefendit
a reply to: defcon5
I'd be willing to bet that more Americans know who Justin Bieber's current beard is than what happened with some Malaysian plane.
originally posted by: thedoctorswife
If the purpose of this poll was to cause division and in-fighting as opposed to members opinions on what happened to mh370, then it would have succeeded admirably. I'm as lost as everyone else as to how this outcome came about. As for sarcastic jokey responses by Americans, I'm not buying it. I thought us Brits were the kings of sarcasm.
originally posted by: ThinkYouSpeak
So in summary, 26% of U.S. users on here have a sense of humor and or trolled you by saying they had not heard of such a thing. I mean, it's only been plastered all over this website...every news station...every social media site...