Facts You Won’t Believe a Majority of Americans Don’t Know: America tends to have a rather poor reputation on the global stage for their perceived ignorance, a charge that is somewhat unfair. Despite pockets of the US being less educated and more ignorant than others (and such pollsters usually prey on those regions to get their desired results), the fact is that America is still one of the most well-educated and knowledgeable countries in the world, even if they’re actually beginning to decline slightly in those areas.
That’s not to say Americans are impervious to strange beliefs or unfortunate bouts of ignorance. Unlike our previous list of The Top 5 New World Order ‘Facts’, which realistically were not facts at all but rather speculation, the following list of facts are either written in stone, or may as well be; and yet they are facts that a majority of Americans (more than 50%) don’t know or agree with.
We’ve tried to compile a list that touches on various aspects of life and history, though mistaken beliefs fueled by religion do take up multiple spots on the list in some capacity. With that out of the way, let’s get started with the first of nine facts you won’t believe a majority of Americans don’t know.