Guess what — a new poll shows
that the Seven Dwarfs are better known in the U.S. than the Supreme Court Justices. According to the Reuters article, “Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices.”
The poll, conducted by Zogby International
, also showed that 57 percent of Americans could name Harry Potter as the hero of J.K. Rowling's novels, but only 50 percent could identify the UK's prime minister as Tony Blair.
Is this a case of “rational ignorance,” as CEI's president Fred Smith describes
“People have few reasons to spend their time...