Here’s Where Americans Think North Korea Is…
This is where Americans think North Korea is on the world map. When asked the question ‘Where is North Korea?’, 1,746 Americans pinpointed to the map the following results. Each dot represents one person’s guess about North Korea’s position on the map.
By judging the blue dots, we can see that Americans have a pretty different opinion about where North Korea is situated. How about you? Would you guess where North Korea is on the map?
The experiment was conducted by Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult from April 27 until April 29. The New York Times approached Kyle Dropp in order to find out how many Americans can correctly identify the position of North Korea on the map. Guess what? The results were spectacular!
Just 36% of the people questioned managed to point the correct location of North Korea. The main conclusion of this study was that those who could find North Korea on the map are much more likely to prefer diplomacy in dealing with the totalitarian regime of Pyongyang (NK’s capital city), as opposed to those who had no idea where the country is on the map.
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Morning Consult completed 1,978 interviews among a national sample of adults from April 27-29. The interviews were completed online, and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment and region. To identify a country, respondents were shown an 800-pixel-by-600-pixel map of Asia and were asked to click on North Korea.
As a control measure, they were also asked to identify the United States on a world map. About 90 percent (1,746 respondents) did so correctly; those that did not were not included in this analysis. The experiment’s author, Kyle Dropp, is an occasional contributor to The Upshot. (Source)