Current events


How well is news informing Americans?

Only 14 percent of the people surveyed could answer all four questions about current events: ???which party controls the House of Representatives, the current unemployment rate, the nation that Angela Merkel leads and which presidential candidate favors taxing higher-income Americans. ??? Most news audiences, however, scored substantially better than the public.???

The best audience: Rachel Maddow???s (38 percent could answer all four questions).