Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Harry Potter is more familiar to us than British premier

More Americans know who Harry Potter is than who Prime Minister Tony Blair is, according to a recent pop culture survey. Of the 1,213 Americans questioned by the poll, 57% knew of J.K. Rowling's boy wizard Potter. That compares with the 49.5% who could name Blair as the British prime minister when asked.

Doubt those numbers? Try Paris Hilton.

Thank Jemima Jemima the Secretary for this number.

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Blogger MSUgal86 said...

I remember reading something that reported a study in which American students could name more of the Simpsons cartoon characters than the freedoms as outlined in the first amendment/bill of rights.

5:10 PM

 
Blogger Jemima said...

Thanks for the mention. I thought it was an interesting stat, myself.

7:30 PM

 

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