Question 23 Answer

By: J.J. Jackson

Q: The President of the United States is elected by a majority of ________.
A. Federal Electors that make up the electorial college. If you said “the people” do not give yourself a point.

How did you fare? In 1996 when I originally gave this test to 50 people (21 “Conservatives”, 13 “Moderates”,
15 “Liberals”) the following percentages answered correctly:
Total Respondants: 70% (35)
“Conservatives” 100% (21)
“Moderates” 77% (10)
“Liberals” 27% (4)

What were some of the wrong answers?
the popular vote
the states

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