Great news for Americans!
The center’s annual poll of more than 1,000 people finds 56 percent of Americans are now capable of naming all three branches of government. In 2006, just 33 percent of respondents could accurately say the three branches include the executive, legislative, and judicial.
Interestingly, 56% is about the percentage of Americans left in America. The knowledge increase from 2006 might reflect everyone getting caught up on what they’ve lost. Of course, I’m still partial to PJ O’Rourke’s “money, television, and bullshit” branches.