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Study: 1 in 4 Americans think sun revolves around Earth

Published On: Feb 18 2014 01:03:07 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 25 2014 08:47:18 PM CST

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

When asked that question, 1 in 4 Americans surveyed answered incorrectly. Yes, 1 in 4. In other words, a quarter of Americans do not understand one of the most fundamental principles of basic science. So that’s where we are as a society right now.

The survey, conducted by the National Science Foundation, included more than 2,200 participants in the U.S., AFP reports.

Read more: 1 in 4 Americans Think Sun Revolves Around Earth: Study | TIME.comhttp://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/16/1-in-4-americans-thinks-sun-orbits-earth/#ixzz2thZUbhY9


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