What are the main indicators that the average American is somewhat uninformed an

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    What are the main indicators that the average American is somewhat uninformed and gullible

    in regards to electing political candidates to their respective offices whether local, state, and/or national?


  2. The Frog Prince profile image71
    The Frog Princeposted 10 years ago

    I guess the main one is that they seem to follow a particular political party's agenda like sheeple.  They are more interested in who wins Dancing With The Stars and American Idol than their country collapsing around their ears.  I can go on and on but that seems to be the basic problem.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Uh huh yes.  Many American people see politicians as movie stars and saviors. It is sad that intelligent discernment has flow OUT the window! The American public needs to become more politically aware of all political angles re: elected officials!

  3. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    Because "every" politician will promise the world just to be elected. Knowing the entire time that this will not be possible. They pull at the heart strings and the wallet of us vulnerable voters.

    Also many times, the one who is elected is the lesser of two evils. Such was the case in the last presidential election.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It sure WAS.  I voted for the lesser, unfortunately, the lesser proved to be THE MORE evil!

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes gm, I am afraid so.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image82
    dashingscorpioposted 10 years ago

    I'm not sure if "gullible" is so much the word as "uninterested" is.
    People generally don't care about things that do not directly effect their immediate household. In fact there are many citizens of the U.S. who would rather see us withdraw from the rest of the world and "their problems". Being an "isolationist" is not uncommon neither is wanting to roll the clock back to the 1950s.
    I know people who refuse to watch the news or read a newspaper. I've known people that stand by every decision the government makes and I've known people that believe the government is "out to get me". Both are being extreme!
    There are lots of people who have decided not to worry about things they cannot control. They get up, go to work, feed & clothe their family, watch TV, go to the park, the beach, the game, the movies, or the county fair and they are "happy" with their life! Clearly they subscribe to the belief that "ignorance is bliss".
    In some ways they are (happier) than those of us who are "informed". :-)

    1. tsadjatko profile image66
      tsadjatkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      People generally don't care about things that do not directly affect them because they are too uninformed to know what directly affects them. Maybe when they discover laws like Ovomitcare do directly affect them they will become less gullible, maybe.

  5. tsadjatko profile image66
    tsadjatkoposted 10 years ago


    The main indicators that the average American (GM I'm surprised at you! Remember Rock NJ, "America is not a country!" bla,bla,bla) is uninformed and gullible - there are FOUR and they all hinge on morality.
    1). No respect for the truth - when the leaders and the media and the public accept lying as "business as usual" or the norm and society does nothing to reject liars, lies and coverups (rather promotes the lies and the perpetrators) the United States (America is not a country, remember? bla, bla, bla) is leading it's citizen's down the slippery slope to imbecility.
    2). When Americans (whoops, America is not a country, remember? bla, bla, bla) forsake the work ethic and exchange the American (whoops, America is not a country, remember? bla, bla, bla) dream for entitlements they become brain dead.
    3). When the electorate keeps voting for the same people or party despite the fact that after 50 years of doing so their problems are all worse than they have ever been. For example the Black vote, despite crushing unemployment, black voters overwhelmingly went for Obama in 2012. When you see groups like this one change their voting pattern you will know that the public is becoming more informed and less gullible - until then start buying stock in Bananas because America (oh excuse me, Rock) I mean the United States is on it's way to becoming a banana republic).
    4). When the country has been heading in the direction of a Nanny State for years and is undeniably becoming one in the future yet some people claim we are going in the opposite direction?...these people are totally uninformed and gullible as can be - you can't have a better indicator than that. :-)

    1. dashingscorpio profile image82
      dashingscorpioposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      #3 Blacks have been voting for the Democrat candidate long before Obama! They voted for Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Bill Clinton. If Herman Cain (a black Republican) ran against Hilary Clinton; Hilary would carry the black vote. That's the truth!

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      Sri Tposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Even though the blacks voted for Obama, at least they knew he was not out to crush them. The Republicans made it clear what their agenda was and is. They were destroying the economy, the middle and the lower class. Is it any wonder why Obama again?

    3. tsadjatko profile image66
      tsadjatkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah he's done wonders for black community’s economic challenges...14% unemployment rate, and 42% for black youth Net wealth dropped by 27.1 percent. Blacks make up 38 percent of inmates in prisons, 27 percent of those living below the poverty line.

    4. profile image0
      Sri Tposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Look at the Republicans. Weapons of mass destruction smile ... they try to take down everybody. If they would have won the last four years the country would be worse. Obama's bailouts remember?

    5. lostdogrwd profile image59
      lostdogrwdposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      anyone who look at blacks as the problem of this country are fools. Blacks was not ALLOW TO  any of this country social program until the civil right act that act got black to access to social program that whites enjoy for years.12% of USA population

  6. Superkev profile image60
    Superkevposted 10 years ago

    The main indicator?? The election of Barack Hussein Obama, not once, but twice. That says all anyone will ever need to know about how stupid the American electorate is.

    1. tsadjatko profile image66
      tsadjatkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Correction - not "the electorate", about half the electorate. You know which half.  :-)

  7. loveofnight profile image75
    loveofnightposted 10 years ago

    too many people are too easily swayed and they don't do research before making a major decision. they believe that if the internet or tv said it than it must be right.

  8. NiaLee profile image60
    NiaLeeposted 10 years ago

    I believe that looking at the state of the country: real statistics, overreaction driven by media and behavior are the indicators of the level of wisdom, understanding and knowledge that we have.

  9. Oscarlites profile image68
    Oscarlitesposted 10 years ago

    We fellow Americans are dummies from way back.  Not that we are ignorant, but still yet we are willfully ignorant of things that we should be more knowledgeable.  While the masses have slept and watched TV, the rustlers have cleaned out the cattle, the horses and even cleaned out the barn.  What is there left but a mess and even the porridge is stolen from under us while we sit to eat.. The treasures we once had, are nowhere to be found!   Where is the small business owners that filled the downtown streets? big market industries have taken over and have found that in desperation we will work for them. Farmers have just about had enough.. Who appreciates the skilled American workers that once stood for what America is?  It is no longer about the fairness of labor, or strength of our economy.. We are way past being a strong nation. We are weak and worthless almost. Worrying about how we are going to pay our debts. With all that we do in paying taxes, and voting and campaigning, the spending trends of government have sunk the ship. The borrowed dollars that we send abroad. Money we waste on every hand. But payday is coming. WE will surely see a day when the carpetbagger and scalawags are purged from our midst.  A day coming when we can be proud of our country and citizenship again.. We are in need of honest, strong and worthy leaders.  Ones that will be sought out and voted in whether they can pay for a huge campaign or not.. Yes we DO need to read more and keep up with not only Washington, but local and state political issues and legislative bills.    There is such a smudge pot of left and right "causes" that are preying on the old folks to send them money. And for what?  They are all using it to support themselves and to push their agenda's while telling the innocents that they are "going to clean up Washington".  yeah right! We need to sound the alarm to claim back our individuality, resourcefulness and honesty.  wake up America!

    1. loveofnight profile image75
      loveofnightposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  10. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 10 years ago

    Their health system? It's over medicalised and in the dark ages.

    In Australia we all get free health care.

    The legal system? In the US legitimately good people get sued for stupid things, which stops them wanting to do anything at all.

  11. lostdogrwd profile image59
    lostdogrwdposted 10 years ago

    the wants to be like someone else and the want to be rich quick that they see on tell lies vision and not realizing it just inter tame your dumb ass meant. they belive fake and lies and you got to give credit to the po lies tican  that play to them to get them in office and rule and rob everybody. It's so sad that everyone complaining about jobs and not having no money but DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THE REPEAL OF GLASS- STEAGALL ACT ARE LETTING THESE GANGSTER BANKERS ROBBING US, to them lost people it ok because they rich and can do this with no knowledge of coming together and stopping this madness. yes this is a very educated stupid country .God please save us foolish people for not following your and coveting other people

  12. electronician profile image77
    electronicianposted 10 years ago

    The main indicator is that Americans are human.


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