Results of a survey of 600 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17:

74 percent can name the vice president of the United States.

90 percent can name the male star of the movie Titanic.

21 percent know how many seats are in the U.S. Senate.

81 percent know how many brothers are in Hanson.

41 percent can name the three branches of the federal government.

59 percent can name the Three Stooges.

2 percent can name the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

95 percent know who played the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on TV.

2 percent know James Madison is considered the father of the U.S. Constitution.

58 percent know Bill Gates is considered the father of Microsoft.

Source: The National Constitution Center (

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