In Louisiana, Only 27% Could Pass a Citizenship Test. Can You?
A recent survey conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation shows that most of Louisiana would fail a U.S. citizenship test if it was handed out today. Approximately 73% of the residents in the Bayou State would not receive a passing grade on the official U.S. Citizenship Test, the same test administered to those seeking to make America their new home legally. According to KLFY, among the 27% who would pass - 5% would get an A, 5% would score a B, 5% would bring home the C and 19% would barely skid by with a D.
Although Louisiana's numbers are shockingly low, we aren't alone. Nationally, only 40% of current American citizens would be able to pass the test. The only state that can claim that a majority of their residents could pass the test if it was given right now is Vermont. According to the results of the survey, an impressive 57% of residents in the Green Mountain State display an adequate level of knowledge required to call this country home.
Can you pass it? Find out for yourself by clicking here. I got an 84% (Thomas Jefferson did not help write the Federalist Papers, apparently).