This is a interesting test.
After you take it, you'll see the results broken down in a number of ways. They clearly indicate that a majority of Americans don't know what's going on.
It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue; that's pretty scary.
There are no tricks here -- just a simple test to see if you are current on information.
Test your knowledge with the challenge of 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did:Click here: Test Your News IQ - PewResearch Center
What do you know about the news?
I did fine (got 100% right) but checking on how people fared who were demographically similar to me (over 50 years old, college graduate), I was shocked on how little basic information people have about current news facts and figures. It's even worse for younger and less educated people (the average score is so low). No wonder I get so frustrated with uninformed voters.