Joanna Piacenza @jpiacenza Senior data editor @MorningConsult. Expect lots of numbers 🦡 @PRRIpoll alum. [email protected] Jan. 08, 2020 1 min read

NEW from me: We asked folks to identify Iran on an unlabeled map.

28% of them got it right. Here's where they guessed.  https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/can-you-locate-iran-few-voters-can/ 

Respondents were first given a larger, global map.

23% were able to correctly identify Iran.  https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/can-you-locate-iran-few-voters-can/ 

Who fared the best in being able to identify Iran? Men, wealthier voters, and more educated voters.  https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/can-you-locate-iran-few-voters-can/ 

This geography test was inspired by the great @kyledropp, who ran a similar test on North Korea back in 2017.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/14/upshot/if-americans-can-find-north-korea-on-a-map-theyre-more-likely-to-prefer-diplomacy.html 

Also, 8% of respondents confused Iraq for Iran.  https://morningconsult.com/2020/01/08/can-you-locate-iran-few-voters-can/ 

should we do a follow-up survey that tests domestic geographic knowledge to gut check this, as in, "point out Missouri on a map"?


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