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(1) What percentage of Americans disapprove of President Obama's performance on the economy? (2) What percentage of Americans know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the sun?
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hile a majority of Americans still give Barack Obama high marks for his overall job performance, 53% now disapprove of his performance on the economy. 
Harris Poll

When it comes to basic scientific literacy, many Americans flunk. Only 53% of adults know it takes one year for the Earth to revolve around the sun; only 59% know that humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time; and just 47% can approximate the percentage of the Earth’s surface covered by water (about 70 percent).
Harris Poll

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