Name This Country

04.26.13

Learn Your Geography, Kids

What country is this?

If you guessed Syria, you're in a rarer group than you might realize.

Max Fischer at the Washington Post looks at a Pew Report to explain why:

Surprisingly to me, younger Americans were more likely to recognize Syria, with 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds correctly identifying the country, 52 percent of 30- to 49-year-olds and only 48 percent of the over-50 crowd.

Republicans were more likely than Democrats to pick out Syria: 55 and 48 percent, respectively.

More education, unsurprisingly, correlated with better performance: Syria was identified by 39 percent of respondents with a high school education or less, by 56 percent with some college and by 61 percent who graduated from college.

I'd brag about my fellow Republicans, but 55 percent is still an F.