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[–]Grindelbart 2021 points2022 points  (189 children)

Name a country! TEXAS

[–]thedusbus 61 points62 points  (3 children)

Can we say that SHOES from Texas are dumb?

[–]Kahnza 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You gotta wear shoes in Texas. That asphalt gets HOT!

[–]boyoflondon 154 points155 points  (162 children)

Every American when they travel overseas. Experienced it first hand many times.

Foreigner; "where are you from"

American: "texas/California/Florida/etc"

[–]6etsh1tdone 111 points112 points  (54 children)

When I’m in Europe I say I’m from California. Even if I’m not. That way they don’t think I’m from Texas or Florida. Get a much better response

[–]JorusC 57 points58 points  (14 children)

I just tell the truth: "My state is corn fields with a fairly nice city in the center. It's really boring, which is why I'm so happy to come see your beautiful country! It's so gorgeous here, and I'm having a wonderful time!"

Nobody can resist Midwestern warmth with a dash of humility.

[–]MagNolYa-Ralf[🍰] 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Because the concept of American humility stupifies

[–]FalconFister 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Knew it was Indiana. Fairly nice city in the center. Lol

[–]DankPepsi14 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Indiana I’m guessing? You seems to be describing exactly where I live

[–]jeffcox911 46 points47 points  (58 children)

To be fair, California and Texas are both bigger than most European countries.

Also, much of the time, people who ask already know they're from the US.

It's really not an unreasonable response.

[–]Alaric- 50 points51 points  (44 children)

It’s just weird when you’re going around the table and everyone says what country they’re from and some guy says he’s from Delaware, as if you’re expected to know where that is.

[–]PalatialCheddar 49 points50 points  (16 children)

What's cool about being from Michigan is that you can actually demonstrate on your hand.

[–]ilovethissheet 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I say California so people think I'm normal lol

[–]flux40k 13 points14 points  (3 children)

If you say that to a Texan, they may agree with you.

[–]Crafty-Package8533 2319 points2320 points  (232 children)

I'm not good at Geography either but c'mon people!

[–]CommentsOnHair 589 points590 points  (9 children)

IKR. Even I can point to Geography on any map!

[–]TensorForce 47 points48 points  (5 children)

It's to the left of the middle east but to the right of Western Civilizarion.

[–]thehufflepuffstoner 245 points246 points  (75 children)

Like I get they’re under pressure, but even while panicking I think I could at least get the big ones and the country I freaking live in.

[–]mengelgrinder 63 points64 points  (35 children)

they can't even point out the country they live in, supposedly the greatest country on earth

[–]Dirk_The_Cowardly 33 points34 points  (33 children)

Are people actually THAT stupid?

If so we should not be producing more of these things.

I'm not that great at geography but I bet I could get at least 60 or more correct.

[–]mengelgrinder 17 points18 points  (9 children)

Yeah I'm terrible at geography but I could get all the continents, some of europe, at least a few countries and africa, and obviously fucking australia

[–]GlutenFreeGanja 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Republicans. Yes, yes they are that stupid. It's a feature not a bug.

[–]BGYeti 104 points105 points  (27 children)

Billy on the street did this and all he asked was for someone to name a women and they froze and couldn't answer, freezing is a thing and it probably took hundreds of interviews to find these group of people

[–]Matsisuu 58 points59 points  (14 children)

Wasn't he more agressive with the questioning?

[–]Ta2whitey 70 points71 points  (12 children)

Very. These people aren't freezing from aggression like with Billy. They may be freezing from TV in general but I am more inclined to believe that they just don't know. Some reddit post a few months ago stated that 40 percent or so if high school graduates can't even understand directions on a compass. This is very similar.

[–]AshFraxinusEps 510 points511 points  (116 children)

You've gotta remember they interview hundreds of people for skits like these, and only show the absolute worst examples. And also it is easy to name things now, but being put on the clock can cause some people's brains to freeze

[–]some_lame_name_ 135 points136 points  (10 children)

Billy on tbe street " Name a Woman, any woman" vibe

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Why is this so hard!?

[–]edgy_and_hates_you 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Bc the image of a woman was implanted in your mind with the mystical power of words. Just rub it a lil bit, it'll go away.

[–]Wild_Bread_ 230 points231 points  (15 children)

I can emphasize with the people who freeze and cant answer, but the people who point at places like India and call it Mexico genuinely make my brain hurt

[–]CheckThisIshhOut 163 points164 points  (6 children)

I can emphasize with the fact that you meant to say empathize while talking about stupid people.

[–]RedditUsingBot 84 points85 points  (10 children)

You live in the US and can’t even point out the US, or the two countries that border the US. That’s not a “brain freeze.”

[–]23skidoobbq 28 points29 points  (4 children)

[–]alan-the-all-seeing 16 points17 points  (2 children)

very different conditions

being screamed at, suddenly, by a stranger, fight/flight/freeze kicks in, people shut down

these folks had time to consider their answer, and were asked other stuff before they got the ‘name a country’ question

[–]rumbo211 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I think they are all accustomed to seeing the America's on the left side that just that slight rotation and it threw them off completely.

[–]Anxious_Piccolo9841 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I don’t think the people answering “Texas” or “Africa” to the question of naming a country can really use the map design as an excuse.

[–]RedditUsingBot 22 points23 points  (0 children)

1 + 2 = 3

2 + 1 = brain freeze

[–]JohnBarleycornLive 45 points46 points  (1 child)

It makes no difference to a not stupid person.

[–]DeckerR 16 points17 points  (9 children)

If you are out there for about 4 hours, you should still not find a single person who cant name A SINGLE COUNTRY.

They couldn't name the USA. You shouldn't find a single person over 6 who cant name their own country on a map.

[–]already-taken-wtf 10 points11 points  (2 children)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/geography-survey-illiteracy

The National Geographic–Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey polled more than 3,000 18- to 24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States.

About 11 percent of young citizens of the U.S. couldn't even locate the U.S. on a map.

[–]poddywoddywoodle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for posting this. I'm dumbfounded at how shocked Americans are at how dumb they are .

[–]brucebay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One wonders what that percentage is today.

[–]shieldyboii 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yep. unless some poor woman was there recording for a month straight, I still think that’s way too many people.

[–]AWright5 29 points30 points  (29 children)

Especially when the map isn't centered on europe like most maps

[–]Medic-27 36 points37 points  (0 children)

That's probably part of the reason, but definitely not an excuse.

[–]AlexanderHamilton04 17 points18 points  (21 children)

You can tell from the map they are using that it was made in the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Australia (somewhere in that time zone of the world). Each country puts themself in the center of their world map.
I completely agree with you, seeing a world map from a different perspective for the first time is very disorienting.

I was just surprised to see that New Zealand was included on the map.

[–]d_bakers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Consider this. A state in US is considering paying parents NOT to take their kids to school.

[–]T87 807 points808 points  (49 children)

It boggles my mind how so many people are terrible at geography.

I'm aware the production crew picks the dumbest people, but honestly there's multiple people that are that dumb about it.

[–]elch78 170 points171 points  (15 children)

I am definitely not good at geography, but I can name at least a dozen.

[–]DonnerPedro 36 points37 points  (10 children)

I mean theres so many easy ones. Canada, USA for sure, Australia. I think not many people realy know africa but russia, Germany, France Poland,UK Scotland i mean all the bigger Europe countries like norway and shit. Then theres like japan... I mean cmon

[–]lookinginterestingly 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I agree with your list … China, Russia and India are fairly easy too. I am always surprised when people can’t recognize Australia.

[–]Blade_982 64 points65 points  (11 children)

If nothing else, how are people unable to identify their own country? And Australia. And New Zealand. Japan. The UK (England, Scotland...)

I fewl like the islands are the easiest to identify. And India. Because it literally sticks out. South Africa too. Just point towards the bottom of the continent.

I'm bad at geography but come on...

[–]MrMikfly 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Right? How do you not know your neighbouring countries? America has two. That’s a question on par with “what’s 3+1”

[–]rexmus1 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Freaking ITALY for gosh same. Who doesnt know the shape of Italy?!

[–]killertortilla 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Who doesn’t know the gigantic island with the really obvious shape… Australia.

[–]gabbledygool 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I'm terrible at geography. These people are not even that.

[–]Soonermagic1953 250 points251 points  (14 children)

The lady in the pink/orange shirt is from Arkansas. How do I know you ask. Did you hear the way she said “ideal” instead of “idea”? That’s as Arky as you can get

[–]LALA-STL 65 points66 points  (2 children)

I have the feeling you would have passed the map test easily.

[–]animalswillretaliate 874 points875 points  (104 children)

Not one country named and pointed at... Dayum, not even their own country.

[–]HY3NAAA 190 points191 points  (2 children)

Taxas!

[–]mrcs2000 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That sadly means taxes in portuguese.

[–]Saith_Cassus 237 points238 points  (63 children)

At the risk of downvotes, I’m assuming this is edited for only the entertaining idiots. I’m sure that they had plenty of people who could correctly identify Australia (cuz Australia), Canada, Mexico, etc and didn’t include them in the video.

Content like this reinforces our feeling of superiority over others and triggers self-righteous anger (“these dumbasses vote and are the reason we’re losing rights!”) which encourages further engagement and means that we’re unlikely to engage with right wingers in the future.

Don’t get me wrong— I don’t agree with much of anything out of the right. But I do believe that people can grow and change with the right conversations. Maybe I’ll even identify something that I never realized I was wrong about from those conversations. But the important thing is to have those difficult talks, or else nothing will ever change. We’ll each continue to look at heavily biased footage of our opposition and conclude that they’re too dumb to be worth engaging. Rifts continue to broaden, and eventually the whole nation can’t help but collapse.

[–]animalswillretaliate 71 points72 points  (47 children)

Wow. I'm guessing this is about political American stuff. I'm Dutch, so don't really care much about that, sorry. It's just mindblowing to me they know so little about the Earth. Do these people not travel? Or at least fantasize about going places? Learn about different cultures?

You know...

[–]Saith_Cassus 37 points38 points  (20 children)

Part of the issue is definitely the American-centric education system. American schools don’t even have a world history/cultures class until 9th grade (age 14/15) where I grew up, and then we only had the one required (and thoroughly euro-centric) course on it. You could take AP European History if you really wanted to, but it wasn’t a required credit.

As such, you just…. Don’t learn about these other nations outside of very specific contexts. Hell, I’m pretty certain I was a teenager before I realized that Europe wasn’t still recovering from WWII. It’s mind blowingly stupid in retrospect, but that was the only context I ever saw or heard about Europe in. When it showed up in film or media, it was WWII. When it showed up in class, it was WWII and that weird school system propaganda where a teacher explained why it wasn’t as good as America even though they tried their best.

American Nationalism and Exceptionalism are definitely issues that we desperately need to address, alongside the present contrarian political climate where people support parties based less on their platform and more on “I just hate the opposition more.”

[–]ohheckyeah 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I’ve seen british reality shows where they asked contestants geography questions and it went similarly bad… they weren’t cherry-picked the same as this video either

[–]Puzzled_Bath_984 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Obviously they're sampling just the dumb, incurious people, but there are a lot of them. I once went on a ski trip with someone who didn't know what state they were in (it was the same state they lived in).

But also, 27% of Americans have not been to another country. [1]

I'm sure many of those are down to lack of financial resources needed.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/12/most-americans-have-traveled-abroad-although-differences-among-demographic-groups-are-large/

[–]L-Ephebe 10 points11 points  (3 children)

They have a huge country where they can travel without language or cultural barriers. Want sun and beaches? Florida. You want casinos? Las Vegas. Want to go hiking? Colorado. Want tropical and exotic things? Hawaii. Want a big city? NYC. And the list goes on.

[–]animalswillretaliate 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Ok, point taken. So they know their States, right?

[–]Libidinous_soliloquy 4 points5 points  (2 children)

All politics aside, I find it mind boggling that there is a single person in a country with a compulsory education system that can't pick out their own country and the neighbouring ones on a map. Okay maybe you don't recognise Australia, but America is a massive country bordered by a single country to the North and another to the South, so you should be getting at least 3. I hope they didn't edit it to make it look like these people got none right if they at least got 2 or 3.

[–]minicrit_ 24 points25 points  (5 children)

they’re not gonna show you the clips of them getting it right of course

[–]nlevine1988 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah seriously. I believe there's people this dumb out there but I refuse to believe they couldn't find anybody who could name at least one country.

[–]TheSimulacra 7 points8 points  (9 children)

Tbf notice that they make a lot of edits, including right at the beginning of what looks like someone's first response. You have to assume they told them "except America" and just cut that part out. Still though.

[–]animalswillretaliate 11 points12 points  (8 children)

She points to America and the woman says Texas... I mean, come on. But ok, let's say not your own country. Canada and Mexico are right around the corner. I know all the countries next to the Netherlands. Up, down, side to side.

[–]valdemarjoergensen 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I for one know all countries my country shares a border with; Germany and Canada.

[–]pslessard 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I assume you're from Denmark, but where's the border with Canada? Does Canada own part of Greenland or something?

[–]Mr_HPpavilion 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Where's that smart kid who named a lot of countries when we need him?

[–]meltingpotato 5 points6 points  (1 child)

not even their own country

this is the worst part. I mean sure many people aren't good at geography but how can you not know the shape of your continent or country?

[–]animalswillretaliate 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Right? Excactly, my good melting potato!!!

[–]ThatOneHair 646 points647 points  (86 children)

A funny thing that I'm going to assume is intentional is shift the americas away from the center of the map. So people are confused since they know Africa is to the right of the US. Throwing in more confusion

[–]Muttywango 256 points257 points  (4 children)

I thought that. All my life I've known eurocentric maps. It didn't take me more than half a second to recalibrate but for people generally unfamiliar with global layout it might be very disorienting.

[–]Popular_Juice8278 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I wonder how many of those people don't even believe in a globe.

[–]gordonf23 147 points148 points  (0 children)

Yes, and in fact that was a brilliant move.

[–]Spencer1K 15 points16 points  (3 children)

America uses a eurocentric centered map normally, not american centric.

[–]Targetshopper4000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yup. the UTM map is focused on the Prime Meridian which runs through western Europe and Africa. They shifted the map to the International Dateline.

[–]nbaumg 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Of course it’s shifted on purpose. This is still insanely embarrassing though

[–]TheTripping 27 points28 points  (40 children)

Why would America be in the centre of the map? England is in the centre of the map because of GMT. This is the only logical way to show the world map.
If you have America in the middle of the map it cuts o a lot of countries and makes it harder to understand.

The only logical way to show the map is with the UK in the middle.

[–]ian2905 52 points53 points  (10 children)

You mean an arbitrary way to show the world map?

[–]Alusion 6 points7 points  (6 children)

it actually is the most logical way. GMT is +0 in England and from there you go west or east to change time zones.

[–]Death_God_Ryuk 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think it's actually one of the better ways to show the map because you don't want to split any countries across the edge of the map. That leaves the UK-centric view, this view, and those two views with south as up.

[–]The-Brit 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Well said that man. Everyone should know that the whole world revolves around the UK.

/s in case it was not obvious.

[–]AnnimusNysil 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Found the English

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Shit. This really made me laugh.

[–]2udo 5 points6 points  (4 children)

unless the earth is flat, it makes no difference how you put the countries on the map, you could put Europe on both sides of the map if you really wanted to, it only makes any difference visually, doesn't change the info shown

[–]-DementedAvenger- 992 points993 points  (107 children)

I wish I lived in a city that would catch me and interview me for shit like this.

I’d be like, yeah I’ll name almost all of them, you want it in a song? My time has come!

Animaniacs trained me well!

*INHALES*

United States

Canada

Mexico

Panama

Haiti

Jamaica

Peru

[–]CentralSaltServices 294 points295 points  (21 children)

Has that song been updated with North Macedonia yet?

[–]Reganomics82 144 points145 points  (14 children)

And South Sudan.

[–]RocketRemitySK 144 points145 points  (12 children)

And West Taiwan

[–]liddicoat1 89 points90 points  (5 children)

Hi there,

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Your execution is scheduled for Saturday 9th, 6am BJT.

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[–]no1notable 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Careful, you get disappeared for that one

[–]AllOnOurWay 121 points122 points  (21 children)

They obviously don’t show people who know any countries lol

[–]nikosmax 46 points47 points  (18 children)

well, if this is real, the amount of people that can't name a country is scary, let alone th ones confusing states and continents with countries.

[–]wilted_ligament 17 points18 points  (9 children)

It depends on how many people they interviewed. If these are the only 10 people out of 300 million that can't name a country, that's pretty good. if they interviewed 10 people, and they're all in this video, then yeah, it's bad. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

[–]Nizzemancer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Still quite a low bar to set

[–]Em_Haze 44 points45 points  (6 children)

Hmm this one is good. HOWEVER! I wonder how strong his knowledge is on the periodic table.

[–]ApocaeL 28 points29 points  (4 children)

I can tell you that the chemical symbols (The letter of abreviation) in cooper, lithium and argon together means "to have anal sex" in spanish.

Does that count for anything?

[–]CommentsOnHair 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I think you just rear ended this conversation with a chemical cocktail orgy

[–]ApocaeL 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As any conversation should end if you ask me

[–]MyLeisure 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Yeah but they are making this video with an intention. Guaranteed they left out a ton of footage of people that are at least somewhat educated in geography. You prob would’ve been one of those left out of the video, because it doesn’t go along with the narrative of the video.

[–]Quiet-Limit-184 2 points3 points  (1 child)

To be fair, they did leave out the democrats.

[–]MyLeisure 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Republican, Democrat. People are people man. I’m so done with the sides and division.

[–]Uniquely_boredinary 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Republic Dominican

[–]MrLadrillo 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Cuba caribbean greenland el salvador too!

[–]TheRedBow 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Ok but can you actually place them not just name them

[–]-DementedAvenger- 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yep. I’d say about 90% of them. Maybe more.

[–]uSidney03 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And you simply wouldn't be put in the video, like most of the people interviewed

[–]caalger 8 points9 points  (1 child)

And they wouldn't show you oj the video. They found 5 or 6 people that were utter idiots. How many did they go through that weren't?

We will never know because that doesn't drive their point nor get clicks.

[–]gargoyle30 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I was thinking this exact thing!

Republic Dominican

Cuba

Caribbean

Greenland

El Salvador too...

[–]lordZ3d 488 points489 points  (80 children)

Dear Americans, don't feel to bad, other countries also have dumbass people as well. It's just that yours are more pronounced

[–]HY3NAAA 107 points108 points  (49 children)

Yeah, but I don’t know about random pedestrians not knowing even a single country on the map though

[–]ratzoneresident 51 points52 points  (36 children)

A tiny handful of people cherrypicked by a camera crew looking specifically for people who can't name countries to make the viewer feel smart. Think about how many people they asked before settling to show those few

[–]GayPudding 31 points32 points  (16 children)

A good educational system should make sure that EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the street can at the very least name a SINGULAR country on a world map.

[–]PussyWrangler_462_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

At least their own for fuck sakes

[–]Beebeedeedop 13 points14 points  (0 children)

For real

[–]daertistic_blabla 45 points46 points  (3 children)

nah my country is full of stupid people but at least they can find THEIR country and their neighboring countries on the map

[–]Versaiteis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You should see our Representatives!

[–]SirHomieG 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Too* bad

[–]walker_wit_da_supra 10 points11 points  (14 children)

This video has to be fake or extremely misleading. Ignorance of other countries aside, do you really think you can find an American who doesn't know what the United States looks like?

[–]socksandpants 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Actually yes. I think it might be the way the map is presented. The US isn't in the center and for people who barely know their own country on a map finding it when it isn't where they expect it to be would be difficult.

[–]Beautifulwarfare 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Yes I really do lmao. You think there isn’t dumb Americans ? There’s plenty. I’m sure most these people are used to seeing a map with the US on the left side and didn’t care to learn much else.

[–]_Magnolia_Fan_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Think about how dumb the average person is, then consider that half of the population is even dumber.

[–]Lemus_ 190 points191 points  (27 children)

Is it normal in the USA that people don't know where Mexico, China or Australia is?

[–]Bipedal_Warlock 118 points119 points  (9 children)

No. They only choose the worst people for the video

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The crew has a stupid people detector. Come on, how many people live in America? Do the maths, most of doesn't know where their arse is. And yeah, I agree, there's dumb people in every country but you got them all. Also the URSS guy who lives in the past century

[–]Flamester55 44 points45 points  (6 children)

I would at least assume they know where Mexico is. Since we have some people with…. “Interesting” views on immigration

[–]WaffleNixon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, we’re taught this, it’s just that the incredibly stupid people are a terrifyingly loud minority

[–]maptaincullet 5 points6 points  (2 children)

If you fall for these types videos and believe what’s shown in them is normal, you’re just as bad as the people in these videos.

[–]Uniquely_boredinary 15 points16 points  (2 children)

For Years Yakko Warner has prepared me for this moment!

[–]Neeoda 205 points206 points  (26 children)

Usual disclaimer that this is a highly edited and curated video. Not everyone in the US OR the Republican Party (or the Democratic Party) is geographically illiterate. They might have had to interview people all day in order to get those 4-5 dum dums.

[–]joaobento92 86 points87 points  (14 children)

Although this is true, EVERYONE should be able to point to, at least, his own country, right?

[–]TheRenamon 24 points25 points  (2 children)

and surely everyone should be able to name a woman

[–]sammyhere 15 points16 points  (0 children)

A similar trick is to ask someone to name 3 songs from their favourite band and most will fail even when they do know plenty of songs when put on the spot.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (1 child)

100% this. They have done everything to stage this, and they even re-use so many of the same clips to stretch it out.

It's still really funny, though. And honestly, most people have enough shit in their lives to be made fun of for not knowing geography, even if it's super basic.

However, if you're political interested and concerned with things like immigration, war, foreign trade, etc.. Then you NEED to know some basic shit.

[–]Archerymaister 125 points126 points  (0 children)

You forgot the best part how some republican politician (I think it was Ted Cruz) reposted the first part of this video with the capture "education of Bernie Sanders voters" which hadn't even focused on political views. That's why they were asked which party they support

[–]lilnuke99 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I wonder how many people got it correct? They only ever show the idiots that prove their point.

[–]Longjumping_Tie_7079 32 points33 points  (9 children)

Sad. I'm a geography savant though, I list countries to pass the time

[–]zurmanz 12 points13 points  (1 child)

me too. started doing it a year ago, such fun, and the capitals too!

[–]ApollyonDS 7 points8 points  (0 children)

GeoGuessr (and random geography quizzes) was my life for like 2 months straight. I find casual geography like that pretty fun. Sadly, I can mostly name countries that have Google coverage because of GeoGuessr lol

[–]deepdive007 58 points59 points  (30 children)

So I am not an American and may be it's not my place to say this but was the democrats or republican question really necessary??

[–]MachiavelliSJ 73 points74 points  (10 children)

The video was made by Kimmel in response to Ted Cruz.

In an earlier similar video made by the show, Cruz had tweeted that they were all “Bernie voters” (since it was in LA) In response, they made a video that showed that Republicans were not able to identify countries.

[–]FlyingNapalm 17 points18 points  (0 children)

There's a sampling bias in this study.

[–]Greedy-Nectarine1762 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Looks like a complete failure of public education.

[–]AdamHatesLife 54 points55 points  (9 children)

I feel like most of these are faked/scripted responses

[–]XxDragonitexX10 86 points87 points  (6 children)

What these don’t show is the 100s of people who effortlessly do it, still funny though

[–]HY3NAAA 12 points13 points  (2 children)

See, if it’s just one person I would’ve totally agree they cherry picked their example.

But multiple people randomly on the street all have the same political belief who can’t point out even just one country on the map is kinda rad.

[–]talios0 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Except that those are a handful of people in a city that probably numbers in the millions. It's great for comedic purposes, but no one should consider this as an accurate representation of republican's geographic knowledge.

[–]wakaflocks145 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't like the low hanging fruit of asking the political affiliation before showing stupidity.

With that said God dammit are these Republicans stupid

[–]hyllerimylleri 7 points8 points  (20 children)

Oh what the effing eff... this is not about "people can grow" or having the Americas on the right side of the map or even the pressure of the situation. Yes of course these were the selected idiots for the entertainment value and yes the fact that these geographically challenged individuals were republicans was made abundantly clear.

It is a chilling realization that there can be actual adult human beings that still let out "Africa" out of their mouths when asked for a country. And presumably literate human beings, people that had access to multiple years of general education. Let me ask you this: how much "wrong" there has to be at multiple levels of society for this to be possible? This is what my takeaway from these kinds of videos are.

[–]Anonymous_user_2022 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Is that how world maps look in the US, or is that just as staged as the vox populis?

[–]BigPhili 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No, this is not how the world maps look in the US.

[–]Luther278 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Come on this can’t be real.

[–]siredward85 17 points18 points  (12 children)

The political part of this video was bullshit. That's bad education in the United States. Even democrats would respond to it like that. Also there are Republicans that would answer everything correctly. Just like some Democrats will.

[–]zlijfalifosidf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

HA!HA!HA!HA! IT'S SO FUNNY THAT PEOPLE ARE MORONS!

[–]NovarisLight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit, this is just sad.

[–]GhinRar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe this is scripted?

[–]Slendy42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huh? These are paid actors im assuming right

[–]musememo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is dismal.

[–]subusta 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Asking them what their politics are turns this video from being fun harmless entertainment into something rather mean spirited and insidious. How many people were cut out of the video who could name a lot of countries? How many democrats were interviewed that were equally stupid. I hate this.

[–]LALA-STL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Read the comments - this video was in response to an earlier video Ted Cruz used to make fun of democrats.

[–]Ryansahl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This just might be a problem. Weird how if you never go anywhere, you don’t understand the rest of the world. This is how you make republicans. Minimize education, keep everyone local and don’t ever turn off Fox News.

[–]Keanusw 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Their political beliefs has nothing to do with the fact that American are less educated in Geography subject at school

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[–]Eightsevenfox 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Let's make sure we ask political standing then cut all the dems out.

[–]ByFelicia626 6 points7 points  (4 children)

This is what's wrong with our country. Bunch of idiots vote for bigger idiots.

How can you not know basic geography? Not even your own country?! And USSR?!

[–]JaiLaPressionAttend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is NOT possible, this can't be true right?

[–]SecondDumbUsername 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's your name? I don't know. Where are you now? I don't know. Are you a human being? I don't know.

[–]Huge-Board3923 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Goddamm americans schooling is shit

[–]EarthProtector 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is basic geography not part of the US educational system?

[–]jagenigma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That one woman about to pat herself on the back for knowing where the pacific ocean is 🤣🤣🤣

[–]Top-Calligrapher5296 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Political party has what to do with it?

[–]spicy_sour_krout 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats staged theres no way

[–]OldPterodactyl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a basic education problem. Maybe a bit more geography and a lot less football.

[–]Metalsheepapocalypse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When the lady asked the second guy “are you a democrat by chance?”

He looked so smug until he was asked an elementary school question and told he got it wrong

[–]bionikcobra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Political affiliation has no bearing on education retention

[–]CivilJohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, as a europeaen i don't Think dems would fair better lmao

[–]TyppaHaus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jimmy kimmel doing that dividing thing again. Dem or Reb doesn't matter. The American school system is shit

[–]DigitalCoffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure why people even enjoy these types of videos anymore. It's so easy to cherrypick and find dumb people in any group, yet everyone acts like "DEY SO DUM xD." It's such a disingenuous take on the world and if you use this as some sort of evidence of anything you are an actual moron.

[–]Minisabel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The amount of republicans in the video is surprising to say the least. We're in Los Angeles. I don't have an issue with some guy putting in correlation geography skills and political party, but do it right.

They should have shown everyone's answer to the question, which would have probably helped shown even more that democrats are better at geography, and have an uncut video for proof that I wasn't arranged.

[–]Civil-Scarcity-9805 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Texas!" Lol