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The Margin: A shocking number of Americans flunk this citizenship test — can you do better?

Americans, for the most part, are trash when it comes to history.

According to a survey conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, only about 40% of the 41,000 Americans polled passed a test of basic U.S. history pulled from questions asked of those applying for citizenship.

It’s even worse with the younger generation. A mere 27% of people under the age of 45 managed to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly.

For added perspective, 90% of immigrants seeking citizenship reportedly make the grade on their first attempt — that means they answered six out of 10 correctly.

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