Latin America: Ignorance

The Gallup poll checked up last week on U.S. knowledge of South American geography, found North Americans woefully ignorant. The problem: to identify eight of 13 countries (including British, Dutch and French Guiana) on a blank map of South America. Average score: 35%. The country most often located correctly: Brazil.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!