Americans fail geography, but are other nations better?

  • 2006-05-17
  • By Luke Allnutt
RFE/RL - It's a classic joke with an element of truth. An American woman looking to vacation in the U.S. island state of Hawaii asks her travel agent: "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii?" Whether the story is based on fact or just an urban legend, the message is clear: some Americans just aren't very good at geography. A new U.S. survey supports this view. Released last week, the Roper poll 's conducted on behalf of the National Geographic Society, a scientific and educational NGO 's found that 63 percent of young Americans were unable to find Ira...
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