A new poll conducted by the National Science Foundation must come as an awful shock to that agency. The results shows a terrible lack of knowledge of even the most basic scientific facts easily available to an inquiring mind. This includes the one about the earth revolving around the sun. 26% of your fellow citizens were unaware that was the case.
The survey included over 2,200 respondents, and likewise revealed that nearly half of Americans didn't know that humans evolved from earlier animal species. Nonetheless, a substantial majority of folks interviewed remained excited about developments in science and medicine, and about a third said more funding for them should be provided.
(I imagine they were not excited about being questioned on those developments at a future date.)
The survey, conducted every two years, will be submitted to the President and lawmakers in an official NSF report.
Via News Daily.