The Uninformed American Public: A Lack of International Awareness

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Political Socialization, Apathy, International Affairs, Capitalism, Democracy, Alienation


Education | Education Policy | International and Area Studies | International and Comparative Education | International Relations


This research project will investigate the possible reasons behind the perceived ignorance of the general American public toward international affairs. Research is conducted with the view that this ignorance is detrimental to both the individual and collective stance of Americans in their position as world citizens. The international scope of a topic which has not previously been widely addressed made the availability of pertinent resources difficult to find. The measurement of the existence of an ignorance toward international concerns among Americans is based on surveys and tests which are primarily administered to college-age citizens as representatives of the American public in general.

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