One Fourth Americans do not know that Earth Revolves around Sun
RT has highlighted the news that a large number of Americans lack fundamental knowledge of basic science. That’s according to a new survey which concludes that while most Americans lots of information at their fingertips, are seen to be interested in new technology, they also lack fundamental knowledge of basic science.
Out of a total of nine questions on subjects related to physical and biological sciences, the average score in the survey was a narrowly passing 6.5 correct answers, according to a survey of 2,200 Americans conducted by the National Science Foundation. The result was announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held Friday.
For example, only 74 percent correctly answered that the Earth revolved around the Sun.