LOS ANGELES, California ( The Adobo Chronicles ) – Technology has definitely caught up with America’s new generation of teenagers. Or is it the other way around?
Today, the Field Poll released a new nationwide opinion survey involving 5,000 Americans throughout the country — aged 13 to 19 — asking them one open-ended question: “What do you know about the G7?”
The Field Poll, or the California Poll, was established in 1947 by Mervin Field and has operated continuously as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. They cover a wide range of political and social topics.
An overwhelming 85% of respondents thought that G7 was Google’s new smart phone.
Only 5% correctly answered that the G7 was the seven-nation informal bloc of industrialized democracies that meet annually to discuss issues such us global economic governance, international security and energy policy. Even then, none of those who answered correctly could name all 7 countries — United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The G7 has just concluded its 2015 summit meeting in the Bavarian Alps in Germany.
The remaining 10% of respondents did not venture to give any answer.
Because of the overwhelming numbers, the poll has a zero percent margin of error.
The last major poll of American teens was almost a decade ago. That survey found that as many as 70% of young adults could not locate Iran or Israel on the map.
Remember this 2007 Miss Teen USA moment?