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30 Survey Results That Sound False But That Are Actually True

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Sheeple - Photo by Andrew R TesterYou will be shocked at what some Americans actually believe.  For example, close to 90 percent of us believe that we are eating a healthy diet, and yet more than third of the population is officially obese.  65 percent of all Americans say that they are dissatisfied with the government, and yet nearly a third of us would be willing to submit to a “TSA body cavity search” in order to get on an airplane.  As you will see below, Americans are angrier and more frustrated with government and with their lives than ever before, but we also exhibit almost unbelievable levels of sloth and apathy.  Some of the numbers below are quite funny, and others are absolutely stunning.  But they all say something about who we have become as a nation.  The following are 30 survey results that sound false but that are actually true…

#1 According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 52 percent of Americans “do not think the economy is fair to those willing to work hard”.

#2 70 percent of all Americans do not “feel engaged or inspired at their jobs”.

#3 According to another recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 59 percent of Americans believe that “less government involvement in the economy” would help reduce the size of the income gap in this country.  (And those 59 percent are actually correct.)

#4 20 percent of all government workers and 26 percent of all Obama supporters consider the Tea Party to be “the biggest terror threat” that America is facing.

#5 Approximately 30 percent of all American workers have $1,000 or less saved up for retirement.

#6 A worldwide survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup found that 24 percent of people around the world consider the United States to be the biggest threat to peace.  Pakistan was in second place with just 8 percent.

#7 60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”.  Two years ago that number was at 50 percent.

#8 36 percent of Americans admit that they have yelled at a customer service agent during the past year.

#9 29 percent of Americans believe that “cloud computing” involves an actual cloud.

#10 A survey of employers that currently pay minimum wage to at least some of their employees found that 38 percent of them would start laying off employees if the minimum wage was raised.

#11 One survey found that 56 percent of Americans believe that it is okay for the government to track “the telephone records of millions of Americans” in order to keep us safe.

#12 When George W. Bush was president, 61 percent of Democrats considered NSA surveillance to be “unacceptable”, but now that Obama is in the White House, only 34 percent of them consider it to be “unacceptable”.

#13 67 percent of Americans support the use of unmanned drones in “homeland security missions” inside the United States.

#14 One survey found that 51 percent of all Americans agree with this statement: “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”

#15 Close to one-third of all Americans would be willing to submit to a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly.

#16 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the U.S. system of government and its effectiveness”.  That is the highest level of dissatisfaction that Gallup has ever recorded.

#17 Only 8 percent of Americans believe that Congress is doing a “good” or “excellent” job.

#18 70 percent of Americans do not have confidence that the federal government will “make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014″.

#19 According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24-year-old age range can find the nation of Iraq on a map.

#20 Close to 25 percent of all Americans do not know that the United States declared independence from Great Britain.

#21 Right now, 29 percent of all Americans under the age of 35 are living with their parents.

#22 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have a sexually-transmitted disease say that they still have unprotected sex.

#23 Approximately one out of every five teenage girls in the United States actually wants to be a teenage mother.

#24 The percentage of Americans that “believe there are signs that aliens have visited Earth” is actually higher than the percentage of Americans that believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

#25 According to one recent survey, only 35 percent of all Americans say that they are better off financially than they were a year ago.

#26 It is hard to believe, but 56 percent of all Americans are considered to have “subprime credit” at this point.

#27 89.7 percent of all Americans believe that they are eating a healthy diet.  Meanwhile, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese.

#28 44 percent of all Americans do not have a first-aid kit in their homes.

#29 48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up at all.

#30 53 percent of all Americans do not even have a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes.  What will they do when a major crisis or emergency strikes?  Do they actually believe that the government will swoop in to save them if something happens?

So what do you think about these survey results?  Is there anything that you would add to the list?  Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

  • Priszilla

    If you consider laying off people when the minimum wage is raised, consider laying off managers first. It’s more efficient. They get more and are less involved in getting things done.

    • Joe

      Most do nothing… but I burned my self out because I was involved. It’s doesn’t matter to the corporate hierarchy, one more manager used up…. Next!

    • Bernie

      I worked at a Motorola plant in the mid 1990’s. After I was there for a month, we had our first town hall meeting with the plant manager. Every other word out of his mouth was China. The corporate line was that business was doing so well the company needed two identical operations to meet the demand. Shortly afterwards, shop floor equipment was being removed and shipped to an unknown location. Most of the people at the plant believed the corporate line. Myself, and several others did not. Management finally came clean with the truth after the shop floor rumors became too pervasive. When asked about the fate of the managers who were losing their departments, management replied, “they will manage other things.” That was correct. Most all of the effected mangers took transfers to either Phoenix or Chicago. Their workers were shown the door.

      • chilller

        I was is semiconductor for 23 years. You can’t compete with Asian workers they bring in off a rice paddy, give them a dorm room at the plant and poverty wages.

        • Priszilla

          If you can manufacture with machines, and transport doesn’t take up much space, then you can do it anywhere in the world.

          Certain things you can’t outsource to overseas.

          A massage, for example. A nurse. a garbage collector, a builder and carpenter.

          Making silicon chips is done by machines, and the people carry the chips on wagons from one machine to the next.

          • neal

            Not quite true.
            Much of the construction work can be done overseas. Whole buildings can be pre fab, then just bolt together like Ikea furniture in a few days (or less). There is even pre fabs that are made exactly like shipping containers for ease of transport.
            Same with (most) carpentry work, some nursing (especially if patients go overseas for elective work).
            Also it is common to find the recycling part of garbage collecting is done overseas.

          • Priszilla

            Yes, this last part is quite crazy.
            Garbage is shipped overseas, and then a war is fought to secure resources for the country, which could have been in the country already if the garbage hadn’t been exported.

            Next, try to outsource ambulances to India or China. LOL

            And ship concrete from China to your building site. When it finally arrives it is hard. Complain and have it resent.

            Whenever I’m in Hong Kong, I’ll have a good massage, have new glasses made and a new suit. But I can’t go there every week. When I worked in China, I had a massage twice a week. That was the only way to survive the 80 hours workweek.

  • K

    31. In a recent poll 71% said America was heading in the wrong direction. Sadly they did not ask that 71% if any on them were willing to do anything about it. I would guess 20% or less. If we had during WWII, the kind of citizens we have now. West of the Mississippi would be speaking Japanese. East of the Mississippi would be speaking German.

    • Piglet

      I’m trying to think of which countries under German occupation during WW II were forced to give up their own languages and use only German but I’m coming up blank. Same for the Japanese. Not that I’m endorsing occupation by either one, but learning a new language would have been the least of anyone’s problems under such circumstances and it would have been a waste of time for the occupiers. In any case, trying to force Americans to switch to a foreign language would never work. Most Americans have been unable to master English and could never handle a foreign language. I see the gibberish people send in emails and write in comments following news stories and I wonder how they went past the 8th grade.

  • coffeedrinker

    Turn off the radio and the TV and then you will begin to get back to reality. Otherwise you will just live in the matrix. If you live in the matrix you are manipulated by the matrix–you have lost reality.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      It is true – the mainstream media really is similar to “the Matrix” in a lot of ways.

      Michael

    • invisiblehand85

      This

  • pulltheweeds

    ” I see fat people “

    • John

      “I see dead people”

      • Take The Red Pill

        “I see STUPID people.”
        REALLY STUPID people.

  • Mondobeyondo

    There is little doubt that we are being dumbed down as a population.
    You will find people out there who think that Joan of Arc was the wife of Noah. And that a crematorium is another name for a dairy facility. It truly is sad.
    If you ever watched the “Tonight Show” when Jay Leno was the host – you’ll know exactly what I mean.

    • Tim

      It’s sad, but I couldn’t help but laugh.

      • GiantM

        Neither could I Tim, but they’re out there. Dumber than a rock and as clueless as a snowflake

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      That made me smile too Mondo.

      Michael

    • Killer Virus

      Thanks for the laugh!

    • transumer

      It’s ironic that we have the knowledge of entire universities at our fingertips and yet we have never been more uneducated. By the way, the story of Noah’s Ark precedes the OldTestament by about 200 years in a narrative called the Epic of Gilgamesh.

    • Jodi

      Jaywalking made me sick to my stomach on the “Tonight Show”. I would actually scream at my TV. One of the questions asked by Jay frequently “Who is the vice president of the United States?” most people he asked didn’t know. That is how dumb most people are getting.

      • rusty brown

        I remember somebody taking a survey on the street once asking “who is James Earl Carter?” Many people had no idea.

        This was shortly after the inauguration of Jimmy Carter as POTUS.

    • FirstGarden

      And cemetery is another word for seminary. :-)

    • quercus454

      Jaywalking was funny, but also a glimpse on the sad state of education and lack of critical thinking in this country.

      • ConcernedAmerican

        I saw the following on a bumper sticker:

        “Critical thinking-The other national deficit.”

        • laura m.

          I have long ago, given up on mankind. I live a semi reclusive life with few like minded friends. People that claim to be patriots sent their kids to gov schools and 501c3 gov churches….what a crock. Most everyone to incl those with college degrees are stuck in stupid and refuse to face reality, and will put up with almost anything gov dishes out. The ship has left the harbor; America is over with.

    • old soldier

      One more addition to the items listed above: the propensity of a majority of Americans to use “plastic” instead of cash. They NEVER consider the possibility of bank holidays or a major catastrophe and the probability they won’t be able to buy one single thing (this happened in my town two yrs ago with gas and a major lightning storm), but with their looks. Preparation for whatever is food , water, first aid supplies , etc, but it is also a cash reserve. I go to the store, even the Dollar Store, and what do 3 and every 5 people use as payment? You guessed it. I you don’t believe me read about what happened in Post WW I Germany in 1919.

  • Tim

    Re: #14

    “They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

    –Ben Franklin

  • Bad Kitty Cat

    Be careful interpreting survey results! If you did not get a representative sample, there is NO WAY you can trust them. I am also starting to see the results of internet surveys being reported as factual… obviously biased, and no margin of error can be assigned to it. Are you certain these are credible surveys!
    I agree we are messed up; just saying we have to think critically instead of taking it as “gospel truth”.

    • GiantM

      Cat,

      the fact any of these topics are posted as an issue at any level tells us that our country is waaaaaay off track.

  • davidmpark

    Heh! Survey’s and polls are funny in that most of the answers are relative and subjective, yet those in authority make policy and decisions.

    Why use ’em at all?

    • Guest

      Sorry for the lousy response all. Working furiously on several projects right now. On the 25th is the city council hearing to get our residential livestock back. Got another meeting in May about how to craft Utah State laws to be more inclusive for the disabled. Working with the LDS Church’s new disability assistance group. Also building a new 33 kWh generator system from scratch (a lot of labor, paperwork, testing and re-testing getting that beast legal), worked a little on my home-built lathe, fixing some furniture, cleaning house, managing wife’s pills and care, and having some fun with the family. All 3 kids making 3.7 GPA’s and beating me at Monopoly – that what life’s about.

      Survey’s… yeah. Don’t answer them, don’t care for them, never fully trusted them. Seems like mostly social media drones that answer those things anyway.

      • Bud

        I remember reading somewhere once one saying that “statistics are like bikinis, what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” My question is, what do these statistics conceal in so far as a biased nature as to what these controllers of numbers wish to let “us” know and what are “they” hiding?

  • GiantM

    Been a while since I’ve commented Michael, but of the 30 which one scares you the most and which leaves you rolling your eyes?

  • CharlesH

    It’s obvious to me that only liberals/progressives/Democrats were interviewed in all of these surveys.

    • Gay Veteran

      uh, ok

  • Guest

    #29 48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up at all.

    This is very worrisome. I’m certain the number is actually higher. When an event takes place–and it’s a matter of when and not if–what will people with families do? Honest men will be reduced to criminals in order to try and feed their families.

    Desperation will overwhelm common sense.

    The first four shofars/trumpets in the Revelation Ch 8 will cause global destruction, disrupting food supply as well as global trade. The world is going to fall into a severe chaotic state. This is why we will see the anti-Christ in Revelation Ch 12. Instead of people depending on GOD, those who call themselves saved but are not will run to this demon in order to have their ‘normality’ restored. Only, they’ll will be condemning their souls.

    If people are fooled by normal politicians with lying tongues, how much worse will they be fooled by the a/c. This is why we must depend on YESHUA MESSIAH to strengthen and teach us HIS Truth.

    Joseph stored food in Egypt–when the time for the mark of the beast arrives, you will need food stored up. If you take the mark you will condemn your soul.

    • Lively

      Honestly the anti-christ is the least of your worries. I can guarantee you if you were able to live for the next 200 years you would still be waiting on the anti-christ to take center stage and the return of Jesus.

      • Joe

        No listen to what he is saying….we are at the crossroads…we don’t have 200 years.

    • DJohn1

      Only God in the form of the Creator/father knows the time and place of Jesus returning to command the Earth or to take us to a new heaven and a new Earth. This Earth at that time is going to be destroyed.
      Nothing can happen without the complete permission of that God. That means all the evil, all the mean people, all their actions on this planet cannot occur unless God allows it to occur.
      Jesus gave us the keys to change anything according to scripture. Three Christians in prayer can move mountains according to their belief and faith in Jesus Christ. And that is the catch. Find three true believing Christians without sin in their lives and it will happen.
      The rest of people are just plain out of luck. I don’t see any of them capable of walking on water. I do see them being sacrificed in many parts of the world as the rest of the world holds them in contempt of their God.
      I know at least 4 people that meet those requirements. When I need, I go to them and ask them to pray for me. It mostly occurs silently and with little disturbance in things, but it does happen.
      Because it happens, I have faith. Most of what I see happening is a forerunner of things to come. Whether it is a sign of Jesus coming, I wouldn’t hold my breathe if I were you. Historically it hasn’t happened since the time of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion. He left by traveling up through the clouds until he was gone. He will come back the same way.

      I place myself in the order of things. In my meager intelligence, I see myself about in the same position as one of my pet cats is to us. That is approximately the status of human beings in regards to gods. We are mortal and we can and will be sacrificed if it is convenient to our God to do so.

      • Ray

        “Nothing can happen without the complete permission of that God. That
        means all the evil, all the mean people, all their actions on this
        planet cannot occur unless God allows it to occur.”

        That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I mean that is like you or I witnessing someone being beaten to death and just letting it happen.

        God created the earth and people but he certainly is not letting anyone do anything. We are responsible for our actions and behaviors NOT God. We can choose to act Godly or act with evil.

        If 3 Christians can move mountains through prayer why aren’t their Christian prayer groups going on to STOP child abuse? To STOP murder? To STOP Rape? To STOP people from doing evil things?

        There are no sinless Christians. There are no sinless people. We are all guilty of doing things according to our own egos, greed, selfishness, self preservation, etc.

        Wake Up and realize that the Bible we have today is the result of men (not God) deciding what lot of rubbish would create a docile and compliant population that they could take advantage of and exploit.

      • Gay Veteran

        “…Three Christians in prayer can move mountains according to their belief and faith in Jesus Christ….”

        and yet no mountains are moved

        • Robert (qslv)

          That mountain is there for a reason, and should not be moved.
          God

          • Gay Veteran

            ROFLOL, didn’t you mean CAN”T

  • Sam

    Ironically although only 8% of Americans are happy with Congress, over 90% of them will vote the same Congress members back into office.

    People are ignorant. They are a product of their own primitive brains (yet do not even realize it). We are easily conditioned and controlled and the elite and those who have power know it and know just how to make us manageable.

    We do their bidding without even realizing it.

    • ConcernedAmerican

      “The Elite” choose the politicians; not the voters. The game is rigged. As long as people keep showing up to vote, “The Elite” have evidence that people still trust the system to work.

  • markthetruth

    People are “LAZY” plain and simple !
    (nobody wants to do Crap)

    Computer and Robots are not. !

    the end.

  • Hammerstrike

    Aka why the the Metalocalypse is a good thing.

  • Jason

    Honest advice from someone who has done it. Move to the Middle East.

    For starters, it’s a tax free salary. I bring home 3,000 USD every week. Five years ago I decided to do a one year specialist course, today I am reaping the benefits. Before this, I was bringing home only 500 USD a week.

    The GCC countries are craving expats with the skills they need. So find out what jobs are the highest paid and most sought after, then go and do a course, and apply for the job.

    Also, when the collapse hits, I think you’ll be in a pretty stable country.

    • Bud

      What skills do they need? In your opinion.

      • Jason

        Not as crazy as you may think. It’s very Westernised over here. Look at Dubai and Abu Dhabi for example.
        One skill I know they need, is the ability to fly a heavy jet. A one year course and you can come over as a Second Officer. One year later you’re a First Officer. Look at the pay scales for Emirates.
        Also lots of business people and construction managers needed.
        Why stay in America and make pennies? You can buy a new house with cash in a few years out here.

        • JasonD

          The really cool part is you don’t even have to learn how to land the plane!

          Oh, and all of those countries have debtors prison so be careful!

        • ConcernedAmerican

          Westernized? Seriously? Isn’t it illegal for a man and a woman to even touch, or kiss in public there? Please tell me how similar women’s rights are in the middle-east and Western civilizations. Perhaps you might consider changing your suggestion to: “If you are a non-Christian male, consider a move to the middle east.”

          • Jason

            The definition of Westernised is not only based on how they treat their women, you dunce. It is more of an influence. Obvioulsy you are not coming to America, if you come to the Middle East.

            The Arabs are a small minority and mostly keep to themselves. So what they do, and how they treat their women, is their business. The only contact you really have with them, is if you deliberately go out of your way to associate with them.

            The Western women act the same here as they act at home, and they never say things are different for them. I live in a tower with 20% pilots and 70% female cabin crew (10% male cabin crew), try telling the girl I just flew back with, about womens rights, when she’s leaving my apartment at 3am, and she’ll laugh at you.

            Why are you so biased anyway? Come here for a few years, take their money, live like a king, then go home and be set for life. Or stick your head in the sand, and be unhappy, just like you.

    • MeMadMax

      I don’t think so.
      I’m not gonna go to the land of the crazies for tax free money…
      No way, no how….

  • Bill

    Best comment of the bunch. The elite have done a great job of creating a complacent America that will soon be just another non-entity proven by the great leadership shown by the bummers’ reaction to Ukraine and flight 370 events.

  • Sackman

    Off topic. Something got me thinking. I read an article a few minutes ago where someone referred to Long Island as a crappy place for a job and that it’s all gas stations. Convenience stores. Banks. Etc. and no quality jobs existed. Then I thought about all the doctors dentists X-ray tech. Nurses. lawyers engineers accountants plumbers electricians truck drivers builders contractors financial advisors day care operators maintenance workers. Restaurant managers. Chefs. Architects. Artists. Musicians who perform or teach etc. purposely excluding civil servants. and realized that quality jobs are not really an issue. It’s about those people who did not want to learn specialized skills. Trades. Schooling for a decent job or career. Because they are there. In every town.

  • MeMadMax

    So, in other words, the population has been successfully pacified as a whole…

  • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

    I m in South East Asia, today someone took the bus for 3 hours(1.5h each way) , work 4 hours as a basic worker, to make only 4 $. This is bad, he can buy 2 little meals only.
    Capitalism is invading the entire world. Still many people dream to go to USA, they think it s like in the movies . they say “woow I could make 70 bucks in one day”, but they don’t see how much it cost to live in the USA. In USA, if you have no job you finish on the streets, in Asia, if no job you stay with family or you go sleep at one these Buddha churches. They have shower, toilet, and people install their tent under a roof. (roof with no wall)
    Not many people abandonned as people take care of each over but basically everything become harder and harder as time pass.

    • Bud

      4 dollars for 2 meals? I paid no more than a dollar for a meal during my many months in SE Asia. It was the best food I’ve ever had, in Thailand that is. What country are you in?

      • Zenithon

        I assumed he had to pay something for the bus.

  • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

    What is cavity search, what it is exactly? Some guys I know would love it. 😀

    • Bud

      Ladyboys?

    • Mondobeyondo

      Ask your dentist. :)

  • G Man

    Michael you are an anointed champion of the people. I am mind boggled at the research you must do. I have been reading your material for quite a while. The education you have provided far exceeds what I received while completing my B.S. degree. Thank you. God has put a fighter in you, and the war you wage is for truth and justice.
    Also, great work on the Nephilim
    Article. Son’s of god saw the daughters of man and took wives. The word is very clear this created a race of giants. 6000 years later we are finding DNA facts. Very good stuff.

  • davidmpark

    Sorry for the lousy response earlier. Working furiously on several projects right now. On the 25th is the city council hearing to get our residential livestock back. Got another meeting in May about how to craft Utah State laws to be more inclusive for the disabled. Working with the LDS Church’s new disability assistance group. Also planning a new 33 kWh generator system from scratch and scrap (a lot of labor, paperwork, testing and re-testing getting that beast legal), worked a little on my home-built lathe, fixing some furniture, cleaning house, managing wife’s pills and care, and having some fun with the family. All 3 kids making 3.7 GPA’s and beating me at Monopoly – that what life’s about.

    Survey’s… yeah. Don’t answer them, don’t care for them, never fully trusted them. Seems like mostly social media drones that answer those things anyway.

  • tex may

    So what is wrong with # 24??

    • Bud

      Ditto.

  • Zenithon

    FYI, #21 should read that 29 percent of all “adult” Americans under the age of 35 are living with their parents. The word “adult” was left out. When I first read it I wondered why the percentage wasn’t higher, because I figured almost all Americans under 18 were living with there parents.

  • ad

    I know of people who believe eggs came from the eggplant and that there are sea chickens (chicken of the sea tuna).

    • Luis

      Lol

  • Dave

    When I was a clean shaven twenty five year old and going through college about ten years, a discussion came up in class where I mentioned I was a veteran. A really hot girl in the class asked me if I was a Vietnam Vet like her dad. What makes it worse is when I said yes I was a drummer boy, she believed me.

  • voice in the wilderness

    The only thing that will bring relief for all the people who long for good government is
    the very instrument that God is going to use to end ALL human rule along with everyone that prefers it and keep it in power ,namely God’s Kingdom.This will be a VIOLENT overthrow of biblical proportions and the implosion of our society, that we are witnessing now, is the finger of God setting into motion his plan for real peace and security. Now is the time for prayer and reliance on his sovereignty and His Warrior
    King Jesus Christ who will soon rid the earth once and for all of those who refuse to acknowledge his rightful rule.

    • Ernest Prayer

      Truly spoken. Keep on the watch my brother.

  • Kent Harris

    The Antichrist will have no trouble getting us to take the Mark of the Beast.

    • Tim

      I won’t take it, Kent. :-)

    • FirstGarden

      “We’re not gonna take it.”
      – The Who

      • GSOB

        Sisted Twister

  • BruceWL

    A friend of my son’s girl friend once said she would never go to Hawaii because it was to far to drive. She was serious !

  • DJohn1

    A lot of what you have said in your numbered statements can be explained by the education of people in our society.
    My parents took one look at that system of education and decided it was useless to teach a child how to make a living. That was many years ago.
    I went into the Air Force about a year after High School. My Dad had got me into a trade coop high school in our town so I had a background in printing. So I beat the system somewhat.
    After the Air Force, I learned a trade. I did not have big bills for education when I earned my journeyman status. I all ready owned my own home. Me and the bank owned it.
    I have had above average income my entire life after service. At the time, I had a job waiting anywhere I went.
    What is more I have had a 7 hour day with a half hour for lunch most of my life plus overtime when I needed it.
    The problem is most people have to go 4 years to college, get in debt, then there is no guarantee of a job. The loans put you in slavery for a good number of years. If you owe money to someone then you become their slave.
    Or you go bankrupt. But the banks have covered that by not allowing those education loans to go away with bankruptcy as far as I know.
    At the time, the unions actually protected the workers from unfair labor practices. That has all changed. And everyone is now working in sweat shops or have been eliminated one way or another with cheap labor from other places in the world. Thank-you corporate America for destroying the middle class! Now the pickings are going to be slim for corporate America because they have destroyed the average American way of life. They have literally killed the golden goose that layed the gold for corporate America. That is because they are just plain stupid.
    Republicans and Democrats go for who has the donations. Corporate America donates big time to both parties. The result is no matter who is in office, the average American gets the shaft, and corporate America gets the gold mine.
    I don’t blame greedy corporate executives much. They are dealing with a dumb public. So anything goes. Where they have failed is to realise that it is their marketplace they have been destroying.
    Until that same greedy Corporate America comes to an understanding that they are killing themselves, then nothing will change. They are the ones that have to make the rules to change things so we can all prosper. Don’t see them understanding that basic fact anywhere soon.

  • Jodi

    #29. 48% of the American people don’t have emergency supplies stored up. That number is frightening.

  • transumer

    Maybe a lot of us air travellers are sexual deviants.

  • Kim

    13 and 14 scare me. Akin to see something say something, people are going to give up their friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters to a bunch of government thugs.

    • Lad

      Matthew 10:21

      ‘Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.’
      It’s coming.

      • Kim

        That’s what I was thinking too.

  • Kim

    The holding tanks of filtered polluted water on the Fukushima Diiachi site have been re-polluted with at least three toxic radionuclides and the mechanic filtering system of the cooling water has been suspended indefinitely due to chronic failure and malfunction. TEPCO’s solution is to dump the entire collection of polluted water into the Pacific Ocean.

    • GSOB

      Its fixed. They still consider dumping into sea.

      • Kim

        It’s broken. Continue with ocean dump.

  • FirstGarden

    A blond went to the Home Depot to buy a stud finder. She thought it would help her find a boyfriend.

    • Tim

      Good one.

  • Trailer Park Investor

    How many people CARE if the Stock Market crashes tomorrow?
    How many people care if the Dollar collapses tomorrow?
    How many people care if Ukraine turns into a HOT shooting war dragging NATO into the mix?
    How many people care IF China or Japan have an economic collapse?
    How many people know and care about the riots in Chili, Argentina, Venezuela and other places in South America?
    How many people really care at all?

  • quercus454

    If those polls are correct, then we as a nation and people are lost. Fortunately most polls are constructed to get the answers that the people who pay for them want. I am sure some of those listed are no different. That being what it is, some results are no surprise. You can’t fix stupid and obviously there has been a concerted effort to dumb down the population.
    Politicians love it when the population is distracted. Whether it be trying to survive or by being amused by celebrities and TV.
    Time to vote them all out and start over!

  • agneaux

    I fear for those of us who have tried to prepare our families for disasters by putting food, water and other supplies by, because we will be over-run by these other unprepared people (zombies by nature, if not in fact) scrambling to survive by stealing from us.

  • Hiroshi Yamamoto

    It’s hard to believe that at least half of Americans are so dumb, naive and brain-dead. Media propaganda, fluoride and prescription drugs are making good work I see.

    • ConcernedAmerican

      Our Prussian schools are doing exactly what they were meant to do. We are taught to do as we are told without questioning it. We are taught things that we don’t need while freedom and life giving information is withheld; especially from the poor.

      Please consider reading:

      “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Iserbyt

      “Dumbing us down” by John Taylor Gatto

      • Hiroshi Yamamoto

        Everybody knows (or at least should know) how Prussian school works. That’s how we had Hitler, sadistic SS officers and general bestiality towards another human being. Make a dumb society – it’s just a first stage. Second – erase morality, faith, natural human emotions and common sense. Third – Genocide.
        Once a time somebody said ” When you burn books next you’ll burn people”.
        History likes to repeat itself..
        People will never learn from their own mistakes.

        • ConcernedAmerican

          Good points.

          They recently announced the first “Bookless Library.” So, instead of burning the books this time, they are just taking them away. Imagine how easily information can be manipulated in a bookless library. What better way to keep people ignorant? Ignorant people are so much easier to control.

          Now, they try to make every normal human emotion sound like mental illness. Mental illness is a great tool to discredit someone so that nobody will listen to them. Then, society feels like they are doing everyone a favor by locking away the poor crazy person that cried when something sad happened.

          History is our best teacher. Yet, many humans refuse to learn from History.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    This is a depressing list to read. More people believe in aliens than Christ? Its just awful that the majority is OK with the NSA snooping and flying drones. Worst yet to think a fifth of the teenage girls want to have a baby. I almost hope its due to wanting to profit off the system, rather than the need to be loved.

  • ConcernedAmerican

    The “Americans do not know” are evidence of our failing school systems. I was taught a bunch of things in public school that I have never used. Yet, I was never taught The Constitution, Bill of Rights, or other things that would effect my daily life. Look at the literacy rate before and after The Prussian School System was brought to the USA. Americans went from owning their own businesses to being underpaid and mistreated at the hands of huge corporations that care nothing about humans, human rights, quality of life, or work life balance.

    The Prussian schools were meant to create people that followed orders without questioning those orders. The Prussian system created a Caste system giving the wealthy superior education while the poor got inferior education. So, the Prussian system is doing exactly what it was meant to do. Yet, nobody seems to want freedom in education. Those that like the Prussian system should keep it. Those that want options to the Prussian system should have them.

    Some of the most intelligent people that I have ever met have dropped out of school. Some of those wisest people that I have met studied what interested them (instead of what they were forced to study). Some of the wisest, freedom-lovers are those that escaped the Prussian system long ago.

  • hon788

    So many think that the government is so filled with falsehoods, yet they totally believe Obama is from Hawaii.

  • STAY ASLEEP ▲ REMAIN A SHEEP

  • Gay Veteran

    “…#12 When George W. Bush was president, 61 percent of Democrats considered NSA surveillance to be “unacceptable”, but now that Obama is in the White House, only 34 percent of them consider it to be “unacceptable”….”

    As Gerald Celente says, Republicans actually believe their bs while Democrats are hypocrites.

  • 2Gary2

    Are those sheep running away from Syrin? they look pretty nervous…

  • GSOB

    Looks like them animals ate something radioactive.

  • LibOne

    #31- 53% of American voter’s (including those that voted illegally i.e. voter fraud etc.) are IGNORANT, LOW ( or NO INFORMATION) VOTER’s—-just look at the last two elections for proof!

  • Mauno Matonen

    Thank God I’m not living in US.

  • supershine

    What % of Americans think Joan of ark was Noahs wife?

  • RobV

    Let me add, that only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. Benjamin Franklin

  • A 2007 Pew Poll showed that 68% of American adults believed that “angels and demons are active in everyday life”… just bear in mind that these gullible retards get a vote.

  • spin43

    Go to the Mark Dice videos on youtube and find out how dumb some “Americans” are today.

  • Doug Nusbaum

    only a sheeple post read and followed by mostly sheeple would actually think that what is written here sounds false. Seriously? Why would anybody with a tripledigit IQ think that most of these posts were false. Remember we are talking about people (well at least americans) about 1/2 of whom think that our world is less than 10,000 years old. Science — schmience.

    And almost every single one of you who is reading this is mathematically and scientifically illiterate. You have exactly zero idea about the basics of how your smart phones work. You could not begin to follow the proof of the gausian integral eauality even though it is fundamental to understanding most complex processes like, say, global warming.

  • Jean Bush

    The stupider we are, the easier we can be controlled.

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