Map of American people's attempts to guess where North Korea is


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/15/map-of-american-peoples-atte.html


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Jesus Christ! Can I get a poll of how many Americans at least know what North means?


#5

There are people who work at National Geographic that don’t know geography well. Just say’n.


#6

It’s north of South Korea, of course.


#7

How many would say “Oliver”, I wonder?


#8

I suspect a fair amount of people screwing with pollsters. While confusing the Vietnam and Korean peninsulas is an understandable mistake, I’m pretty sure the people picking Australia were trolling.


#9

I have to wonder about those people who labeled South Korea as North Korea.

But not nearly as much as those who labeled Australia as North Korea.


#10

I noticed a few spotted New Jersey as NK, I kinda have to agree with that logic.


#11

This map only shows Asia and Australia. How many people would have put North Korea in New Jersey, or Ontario, or some other even wronger place?


#12

I didn’t know specifically where it was and using an educated guess i pretty much nailed the location. However looking at the world map online and looking at the location of certain countries i’m reminded of the geography i don’t know (So that’s where Taiwan is!). Granted my mind seemingly retains certain knowledge real easy while i immediately forget others, i am certain that by the end of the work day i will have forgotten where Taiwan is… again.


#13

I would agree that it is a potential axis of evil.


#14

Not really. There’s not knowing geography well, and then there’s this shit.


#15

You mean like Yankee ?


#16

Exactly not knowing where a country is is one thing. Not knowing where a continent is another. Also there are a couple dots are in the middle of the f’ing ocean. North Korea is not a body of water. America has not labeled Mermen terrorists…yet.


#17

“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”


#18

Um, a number closer to 0% than to 10%, would be my guess. 90% would probably say North is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter.

Also, only 53% of those with post-graduate degrees could locate North Korea on a map?!??!!! Are you fucking kidding me? What the hell?! No wonder we elected Donald Trump. Idiocracy is real.


#19

Countries are where I want them to be. Dammit!


#20

Presuming they didn’t talk to anyone who actually remembers who Mr. North was.