Last Saturday I wrote about the National Science Foundation poll that asked respondents 10 questions about the biological and physical sciences. The most astounding finding was that one in four Americans don't know that the earth revolves around the sun. Another interesting result was that the average American score was 6.5, which is pretty depressing.
When I wrote that post I couldn't find anything showing the actual questions. Now The Atlantic has an article that lists the questions. As you'll see, the questions are nothing special and I'm sure the average score of Irreal readers would approach if not reach 10 of 10. The Atlantic has another bit of interesting information: the scores of other developed nations. It's a small—very small—consolation that the United States wasn't the worst performer on all the questions.
Take a look at the Atlantic Article. It's an interesting read.