Fact Tank Oct. 6, 2014

Who’s in charge of the Fed? Don’t bank on public knowing the answer

Just 24% of Americans can correctly pick out Janet Yellen — from a list of four — as the chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

U.S. Politics Oct. 2, 2014

From ISIS to Unemployment: What Do Americans Know?

The latest Pew Research Center News IQ quiz measures the public’s awareness of key facts in the news: from questions about conflicts around the world to the current minimum wage and the chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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U.S. Politics Oct. 2, 2014

Quiz: Test Your News Knowledge

Take our latest News IQ quiz and see how you compare to the others who answered the questions as part of a national survey.

Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

The latest News IQ Quiz: How our web visitors stack up against the public

Our online quiz-takers did better than the general public on each of the 13 questions in our latest News IQ Quiz.

U.S. Politics Sep. 5, 2013

What the Public Knows – In Words, Pictures, Maps and Graphs

The latest Pew Research Center News IQ quiz measures the public’s knowledge of current affairs with several different question formats, including graphs, charts and pictures. Take our quiz and read about the questions in our report.

U.S. Politics Apr. 22, 2013

Public’s Science Knowledge Varies Widely

The public’s knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quiz by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.

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U.S. Politics Apr. 22, 2013

Quiz: Science and Technology Knowledge

Do you know more about science and technology than the average American? Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts.

Pew Research Center Mar. 1, 2013

Who Took the News IQ Quiz and How Did They Do?

By Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research On Feb. 5 the Pew Research Center released a report on its latest NewsIQ Quiz, “What the Public Knows – In Pictures, Maps, Graphs and Symbols,” based on interviews with 1,041 randomly sampled adults nationwide. Since Feb. 5, more than 350,000 people have taken the quiz on the PewResearch.org website. A large majority of […]

U.S. Politics Feb. 5, 2013

What the Public Knows – In Pictures, Maps, Graphs and Symbols

The latest update of the Pew Research Center’s regular News IQ quiz uses a set of 13 pictures, maps, graphs and symbols to test knowledge of current affairs.

U.S. Politics Apr. 11, 2012

What the Public Knows about the Political Parties

Most Americans can correctly identify the relative positions of the Republican and Democratic parties on the major issues of the day. But a review of what Americans know about the political parties suggests that two popular recent presidents — Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton — are more recognizable icons of their political parties than any issue or ideological position.