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  • I'm smarter than most Americans

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    The Majority of Americans Are...

    This is a poll about your opinion on other Americans in general, do you think that you as an individual are smarter in the sense that you understand government better and have or support a better plan or direction for American government and the country as a whole?

    I decided to have this poll because I notice a trend amongst all posters, including myself, that when an issue presents itself or a new topic is made almost everyone has an opinion and almost everyone thinks they understand the issue perfectly and everyone else is a complete dunce.

    Personally I'm of the opinion that almost every American has way more opinion than they have knowledge, and that most people who think they know whats best when facing a certain issue don't have the knowledge they'd truly need to justify such a strong opinion. I try to avoid this most of the time, but of course no one is perfect, and simply analyze but even my analysis suffers due to my lack of knowledge in many areas. So the problem remains.

    So the questions are do you think you're smarter than the average American in this broad context and do you think most Americans don't have the knowledge necessary to justify the certainty of their opinions.

    Edit: So I goofed on the Poll, you should be able to pick more than one option, perhaps a mod could fix that?
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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    Dont vote!!! Its a TRAP!!!!
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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    I don't think it's much of a reach to say that the average person who chooses to participate in an online politics discussion forum is probably smarter than the average person.
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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    The average American doesn't know much about politics to have an informed opinion...but not necessarily because they're stupid. If a person isn't inherently interested in politics, the cost of learning about the issues outweighs the benefit.
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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    Most Americans are ignorant and stupid when it comes to politics due to the failure of our schools when it comes to teaching government and politics along with the rest of the subjects they teach.

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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    I wish I was as smart as the average American.
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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Most Americans are ignorant and stupid when it comes to politics due to the failure of our schools when it comes to teaching government and politics along with the rest of the subjects they teach.
    OR it has to do more with people don't want to waste their time researching about politics and look for shortcuts to do it for them.

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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    OR it has to do more with people don't want to waste their time researching about politics and look for shortcuts to do it for them.
    Most people, regardless of political stripe prefer being told what to think and then follow along.

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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    No opinion

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    Re: The Majority of Americans Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Most Americans are ignorant and stupid when it comes to politics due to the failure of our schools when it comes to teaching government and politics along with the rest of the subjects they teach.
    Agreed! The republicans and democrats relly need to LEARN what this Country is all about instead of constantly screwing this Nation!
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