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Poll: Americans’ Knowledge of Government, History in ‘Crisis'

Many people who live in the United States are “alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage,” according to a new poll. The poll found, for example, that 10 percent of American college graduates incorrectly think celebrity television judge Judith Sheindlin, known as “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. The poll, which was conducted in August of 2015, surveyed both college graduates and the general public and found many were lacking some basic knowledge about the...

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