Twenty-five per cent of Americans don’t know that the United States won its independence from Great Britain according to a poll conducted by Marist University this last Independence Day weekend.
The Marist poll asked just one question: “On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence?”
And though 74 per cent of Americans were able to give the correct answer, a disappointing 26 per cent didn’t know with the majority of them saying they were “unsure” of the correct answer.
And those who guessed incorrectly? From whom did they believe Americans liberated themselves?
China. Spain. France. Japan. Mexico.
It gets a bit worse……………