posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 10:53 AM
I dont know about the average american being this dumb, but I talk to people about real issues. I would say that 1/2 of them are completely in the
dark due to lack of interest. Another 1/8th are people that follow wha the news says. Another 1/8th are people who do not trust the news but do not
really do any research themselves so they pick and choose from the news stations. Then the final 1/4 are people who are educated in the events of
today, and can speak in debate format without me having to inform them of publicly available information.
So to break it down (remember this is just a quick estimate from the people I have personally talked to about the issues, somewhere in the area of
like 70 people)
1/2 of the people do not care at all, "Politics are boring" or "I dont pay attention to politics, someone else will"
1/8 of the people follow one specific news station (party biased) and completely agree with everything they say.
1/8 of the people know the news is spinning the truth, so they try to listen to all news sources to gather a less biased perception.
1/4 of the people are on the up and up about political corruption and need far less backstory to participate in a debate.
edit on 30-12-2011 by derst1988 because: (no reason given)