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1 in 4 Americans Unaware that Earth Circles Sun

 
1 in 4 Americans Unaware that Earth Circles Sun
Posted Sunday, February 16th 2014 @ 9am

Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?

The Earth goes around the Sun.  If you knew that, you are with 74 percent of Americans who chose correctly.

That that leaves one in four Americans who chose incorrectly.

The National Science Foundation shared a report on Friday.  It was from a survey of 2,200 people.  The survey included 10 questions about physical and biological science.  Respondents averaged 6.5 correct answers.

NPR notes that Americans actually fared better than Europeans.  In a 2005 European Union poll, only 66 percent of respondents answered the astronomy question correctly.

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