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    Slide 1:National Geographic - Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey

    Conducted by RoperASW for the National Geographic Education Foundation

    Slide 2:Methodology

    Survey of 18- to 24-year-olds in nine countries: Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the U.S. 3,000 in-person, in-home interviews with a representative sample in each country Additional sample of 25- to 34-year-olds in the U.S.

    Slide 3:Overall Results

    Average # of correct answers out of a possible 56 correct Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 4:World Hotspots

    Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds Percentage of young adults naming Afghanistan as the base of the Taliban/al Qaeda

    Percentage of young U.S. adults correctly identifying Afghanistan on a world map Sample: U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 5:World Hotspots

    Percentage of young U.S. adults correctly identifying Afghanistan on a world map vs. knowing that last seasons Survivor island was in the South Pacific Sample: U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 6:Pop Culture

    Percentage of young adults correctly identifying ___ on a map of Asia/Middle East Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 7:World Hotspots

    Percentage of young Americans saying the skill is not too important in todays world Sample: U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 8:Importance of Geography Skills

    Slide 9:Still, over 80% of young adults worldwide say it is absolutely necessary or important to: Be able to read maps Know where countries in the news are located but performance on these skills is poor.

    Country Location Skills Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Average # of countries correctly identified on maps of: The world (out of 16 countries) Europe (out of 12 countries) Middle East/Asia (out of 11 countries) Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 10:Country Location Skills

    Percentage of young adults correctly identifying ___ on a world map Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 11:Country Location Skills

    Slide 12:Country Location Skills

    Percentage of young Americans who simply said I dont know, when asked to find ___ on a world map Sample: U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds The concern is not necessarily that they cant locate major countries exactly, but that they have such little geographic context they dont know where to begin looking for them. The concern is not necessarily that they cant locate major countries exactly, but that they have such little geographic context they dont know where to begin looking for them.

    Slide 13:State Location Skills

    Percentage of young Americans correctly identifying ___ on a map of the United States Sample: U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds The concern is not necessarily that they cant locate major countries exactly, but that they have such little geographic context they dont know where to begin looking for them. The concern is not necessarily that they cant locate major countries exactly, but that they have such little geographic context they dont know where to begin looking for them.

    Slide 14:Nuclear Weapons

    Percentage of young adults correctly identifying four countries acknowledging have nuclear weapons Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds

    Slide 15:U.S. Population

    Sample: 18- to 24-year-olds Percentage of young adults correctly identifying...

    Slide 16:U.S. Population

    Sample: U.S. respondents Nearly one-third of U.S. young adults think the U.S. population is between 1billion and 2 billion, or nearly one-third of the total world population! Percentage of young Americans believing the U.S. population falls within the following ranges

    Slide 17:Life-Affecting Issues

    Young adults tend to perform better on questions that directly affect their lives. U.S. young adults score well on: -Oil supply -AIDS -El Nio

    Slide 18:Young U.S. adults who reported taking a geography course in school performed better on the quiz. 55% report having taken geography courses (up from 30% in 1988).

    Geography Education

    Slide 19:Factors Influencing Performance

    Factors that seem to influence performance: Level of education International travel and language skills Internet usage Media usage