Survey Says Most Americans Would Fail Citizenship Test
Most Americans would fare pretty poorly on the U.S. citizenship test, according to a new survey . The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation had a random sample of 1,000 citizens answer questions drawn from the official citizenship test.
The survey found just over one-third of respondents earned a passing grade of 60 percent or higher.
Older test-takers scored better, with 74 percent of people 65 and over passing the test.
Past surveys on the subject have turned up similar results.
In a survey from 2012 , just 35 percent of respondents passed a similar 10-question test.
The civics portion of the real citizenship test consists of 10 questions drawn from a publicly available list of 100 questions.