Of all Western countries, Americans scored second on how ignorant they are of the demographics and politics of their own country. I think a lot of this has to do with how stupid watching television makes you. Television is so harmful to your intelligence that it should probably be classified as self-harm.
But Americans have even less knowledge of what their country actually looks like. For example, they think that 24% of girls ages 15-19 give birth annually. The actual percentage is 3%.
The U.S. also estimates that 32% of the population is immigrant (it’s 13%), that 15% of the country is Muslim (it’s 1%) and that 32% of us are unemployed and looking for work (it’s 6%).
The only thing the U.S. got right was the percentage of people who vote, 57-58%, and life expectancy, around 80 years.
Alarmingly, the U.S. is ranked second on the “index of ignorance,” following only Italy.