Post Reply Report: 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court
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Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka "Judge Judy," serves on the Supreme Court.

Sheindlin is an American lawyer made popular as the judge on a court show by the name of "Judge Judy." The show features Sheindlin handling small disputes in a courtroom, but Sheindlin does not serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The poll, conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in August 2015 but released in January 2016, concluded from the 1,000 surveyed that college graduates "are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage."

The survey also found 28.4% of college graduates correctly identify the father of the Constitution as James Madison. About 59% of college students surveyed believe the father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson, who was actually the principal writer for the Declaration of Independence.

It also found that almost 60% of college graduates couldn't correctly identify a requirement for ratifying a constitutional amendment and 40% of college graduates didn't know that Congress has the power to declare war.

Additionally, the poll revealed that less than 50% of college graduates surveyed know that presidential impeachments are tried before the U.S. Senate.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/19/politics/judge-judy-supreme-court-poll/index.html?sr=fbCNN011916judge-judy-supreme-court-poll0714PMVODtopLink&linkId=20488623

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These moral panic surveys are worth nothing--doubly so when students are involved. [Edit: Note I don't say "graduates" are students, only that it's worse when they are asked.] People routinely give joke answers.
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Fake and Gay. These people are most likely just trolling.
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This is something I don't particularly understand. Why should I care to learn who sits on the Supreme Court? What does it matter if I know who "the father of the Constitution" is? These things don't really impact me in any way whatsoever.
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I could have sworn she was on the Supreme Court though....



right next to Elmo and Dory.
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Posted 1/20/16

loremipsumdolor wrote:

These moral panic surveys are worth nothing--doubly so when students are involved. [Edit: Note I don't say "graduates" are students, only that it's worse when they are asked.] People routinely give joke answers.


I'd give a joke answer if I thought it was a joke question.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

I could have sworn she was on the Supreme Court though....



right next to Elmo and Dory.


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Posted 1/20/16
This is so depressing it's making me happy.
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