Includes a 10 question quiz on global literacy (I got 90%) and link to a report on the study. Basically,
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and National Geographic have commissioned a survey to gauge what young people educated in American colleges and universities know about geography, the environment, demographics, U.S. foreign policy, recent international events, and economics. The survey, conducted in May 2016 among 1,203 respondents aged eighteen to twenty-six, revealed significant gaps between what young people understand about today’s world and what they need to know to successfully navigate and compete in it. The average score on the survey’s knowledge questions was only 55 percent correct, and just 29 percent of respondents earned a minimal pass—66 percent correct or better.
Did pretty poorly myself, but I'm not particularly surprised, since I don't engage actively on foreign affairs and thus have little reason to maintain certain facts.
Honestly, unsure about how I feel about tests like this. While they are good at demonstrating the public's broad ignorance regarding many subjects, it'd be more interesting to see when people got it wrong because they were sure they were right and when they knew they didn't know (and could thus research it before engaging).
10/10 -- but I'm more interested in international politics and events than most other Americans. And I will be the first to admit that the majority -- perhaps the vast majority -- of Americans know little to nothing about international politics. Hell, most of them don't pay attention to local, state and national politics. That's what makes this country great.