It’s sometimes said that Americans aren’t so hot on geography – and a new survey offers evidence that they really aren’t. Or at least, they’re not as good as Europeans.
The team at HolidayCottages.com surveyed over 1,000 people, Americans and Europeans alike, to point out other countries on a map. Both groups were also asked to identify various other countries across the globe. Here’s how they did:
- No matter where our respondents travelled on the map, Europeans were universally more apt at identifying world countries than Americans.
- Out of all the locations we asked people to point out, China was the most frequently recognised of all.
- Just 28.2% of Americans were able to point to Syria on a map – the same country that is currently home to approximately 2,000 U.S. soldiers… In comparison, 43.7% of Europeans knew where Syria was.
- It came as a bit of a shock that New York City, one of America’s most popular destinations, was only correctly identified by 29.6% of European travelers
You can check out the full study from HolidayCottages.co.uk here: Where In The World?