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American History Literacy Survey 2012

August 1, 2012 Download PDF

ACTA teams up with Gfk Roper OmniTel to conduct a new survey on American historical literacy. Again, the results are troubling. Less than half of the college graduates surveyed could identify George Washington as the general at Yorktown. Only 20% could identify the “Father of the Constitution.” Less than half of college graduates surveyed could identify the war in which the Battle of the Bulge occurred. Only 17% knew the source of the phrase, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

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