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Americans: "Politics? Who Cares."

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Why doesn’t this surprise me?

From AFP:

Two-thirds of US adults admit to being in the dark about political issues outside the United States, and only a third are well-versed in US politics, the results of a poll published Tuesday showed. […]

Global political knowledge was miniscule, with just three percent of women and 14 percent of men saying they are extremely knowledgeable on world politics.

And why is this?

One reason for the knowledge gap is lack of interest, according to the poll.

“Well over half (57 percent) say they do not like learning about political issues in other countries,” and 32 percent expressed a lack of interest for homespun politics, the Harris Poll group said.

I have to admit I feel a certain kinship with people who don’t give a care about politics, because there’s SO much spin. It can be exhausting separating reality from fiction a lot of the time, and then you have the mess that is the right and left blogosphere…which a special little reality distortion field all unto itself.

So where do you find yourself on this?