We Don’t Need No Edukashun

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that one in 10 American voters believes Barack Obama is Muslim, probably because his name is, well, Swahili in origin. Meanwhile, a poll by the Association of Japanese Geographers found that 95.6% of Japanese university students could correctly find the U.S on a map. Interestingly, a National Geographic Society survey in 2006 found that only 94% of young Americans can do the same thing. No word on how many Japanese students can find Barack Obama on a map or whether the Pew Research Center is tired of people calling and saying, “Pew? Do you do research about whether he who smelt it really dealt it?”

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