Via Bob collins on MPR
A substantial minority of Americans do not have a clue about our National History. From a Marist Poll:
On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence?
Great Britain Unsure Other countries mentioned
USA Residents 74% 20% 6%
Yep, that’s right.
26% of Americans did not know that we declared independence from Great Britain. The full poll results, on Bob’s site linked above, breaks it down by region and age category.
Even the BEST category still has 14% of USA Residents not knowing the most fundamental fact about our nation.