Earth revolves around the sun? 1 in 4 Americans say no

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A new National Science Foundation survey offers a look at what people know – and don’t know – about science in the modern age.

One finding that may surprise some? As CNET reported, 25 percent of Americans firmly believe that the sun revolves around the Earth.

It doesn’t. It’s the other way around.

The bracing statistic comes from the NSF‘s survey of more than 2,200 people. The survey is performed every couple of years, to see if America has made any progress on scientific understanding. 

There were other questions asked in the survey, on everything from evolution to government science funding. To read more, click here.


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