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of 18-24 year olds in 2012 incorrectly believed that the federal government spends more on foreign aid than on Social Security. (Social Security actually costs about 20 times more.)
3 in 10
14-year-olds in 1999 thought they would participate in a non-violent protest march as an adult.
from "Citizenship and Education in Twenty-eight Countries Civic Knowledge and Engagement at Age Fourteen"
Related to the study, IEA Civic Education Study, 1999: Civic Knowledge and Engagement Among 14-Year-Olds in 23 European Countries, 2 Latin American Countries, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States