Saturday, May 13

geography is destiny

International Herald Tribune
Published: May 13, 2006

So now we know a little more about an important subject: the minds of young Americans. According to a new survey of 18-to-24 year-olds by National Geographic, 63 percent of them cannot find Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map, and 88 percent cannot find Afghanistan. But the outside world should not take this personally. The survey, done in conjunction with Roper Public Affairs, found that 50 percent cannot find New York State on a map.