Pretty dumb, apparently. According to a recent study by the Center for Biomedical Communication, only 20 to 25% of Americans are scientifically savvy and alert.
So what’s that mean exactly? It means that one adult in five thinks that the Sun revolves around the Earth. Welcome to the 21st century, folks. Only 10% know what radiation is, and fewer than a third know that DNA is a major factor in heredity.
Way to go, America! With any luck we’ll soon be able to outsmart the average citizen of the 17th century!