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01/04/2004 06:25 PM ID: 35693 Permalink   

Survey: Most Britons don't know where 'Chicago' is set


A 1,000-person survey for an upcoming Channel 4 quiz show revealed that 65 percent of Britons do not know where the musical 'Chicago' is set and 57 do not know where the TV show 'Dallas' is set. Two-thirds were stumped at 'Streets of London.'

Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed didn't know the year World War II ended, 64 percent could not name the location of the French Alps and 70 percent couldn't name the home city of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

However, 100 percent of survey takers did know that Paris is the capital of France. Other answers for survey takers: Chicago, Dallas, 1945, France and Vienna.

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This is damn funny. It's good to see that Americans aren't the only ones giving dumb answers to questions like these :)
  by: treyjazz   01/05/2004 04:19 AM     
  my thoughts exactly, treyjazz  
it really just goes to show that stupidity is a global problem.
  by: sbenglish     01/05/2004 07:11 AM     
  most likely fake answers anyway  
I think it's a lot more likely that 65% of Britons like to give wrong answers as jokes to these kind of quizzes. I know many people who don't answer these kind of things seriously, and just do what they think will be funny.
  by: yeap     01/05/2004 07:20 AM     
  I've said before ...  
I don't think 1,000 people is enough of a sample to get a clear read on even a small country, much less one as large as the U.K. That's why I put this in soft news ... though it seems to have put some people on the defensive ... .
  by: sbenglish     01/05/2004 08:00 AM     
That's hilarious!! The location of the French Alps stumped me, simply because "France" seemed way too obvious. I thought they meant a city where they started or something.
  by: Katieay     01/05/2004 11:21 AM     
i was wondering whether some of those answers were people out-guessing themselves, making the questions toughter than they really are.
  by: sbenglish     01/05/2004 06:53 PM     
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