Are Americans Really All That Ignorant?
November 18, 2005 8:11 AM Subscribe
Are Americans really all that ignorant?
posted by BigBrownBear to society & culture (84 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am am American, but I live outside the US and my wife is from outside the US. I am constantly arguing with people that Americans are no more or less ignorant, isolated, or stubborn about their own views than anyone else in any other country. The only differences are that (1) American media and politics extends American points of view further than those of other countries and that (2) because the US is relatively large and isolated, Americans are less knowledgable of different cultures and languages than say the average European, but no different than other large isolated countries.
I don't know whether I am right or wrong, I was wondering if anyone was aware of any statistical studies or thoughtful analyses of this issues.