10% of recent college graduates think “Judge Judy” is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States. Yes, according to a survey by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, fully one in ten of our most educated young people believe the reality-television show star sits on the highest court in the land.
It is not surprising, then, that 5.5% of them think Secretary of State John Kerry is also a SCOTUS pillar. This led me to do my own informal research. The results are as follows:
*14% of recent university graduates in my survey didn’t recognize the name of Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States.
*37% thought John Adams was “like, some type of beer or something…”
*19% said Ted Cruz was born in Kenya
*21% thought Thomas Jefferson was “an old white guy who owned slaves, but, like, declared our independence from the South or something…”
*And this one shocked me… 23% of recent graduates in my survey who’ve received a Master’s Degree thought Beyonce’ was someone to whom you were engaged to be married.