U.S. survey: 1 in 4 Americans don’t know that the Earth revolves around the Sun

Maybe they think the Earth is flat, too.

Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNnews.com) reports: "Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun."

 

The findings are based on the answers of more than 2,200 people in the United States surveyed by the National Science Foundation. The report noted: "Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score-6.5 correct-was barely a passing grade."

 

In fact, just 74 percent of the survey respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

 

The report added: "The result of the survey, which is conducted every two years, will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers."

 

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