St. Louis, MO—
Responses to the United Kingdom Quiz were varied, to say the least. One respondent just wrote “YOLO!” on the form in yellow highlighter.
A new study published last week in a well-regarded geographical academic journal has found that a mere .7% of adults in the United States can successfully explain the makeup of The United Kingdom, and understand that, as Wikipedia states, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.
Washington University’s Dr. Milton Stuckey and his team conducted the study, and while Dr. Stuckey said he “didn’t have astronomical hopes for the study” when he began, he was still “a little taken aback by the results, to be quite honest.”
Dr. Stuckey’s study found “one response that stated the person thought England was a city in London, which, while mildly amusing, is actually more sad than anything else.”