November 21, 2002
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A survey commissioned and published by National Geographic shows that a large majority of young Americans between the age of 18-24 are geographically illiterate.

Less than 15% of the subjects could locate Iraq or Israel on a map. Only 17% could locate Afghanistan, even though the survey was carried out after the war. 11% could not locate the U.S. on a map.

The survey is here. More figures and discussion at kuro5hin Posted by adam at November 21, 2002 07:33 PM