25% of 2000 Americans asked don't know that the Earth orbits the sun? Holy crap.
The mismatch between the scientific achievements coming from the country and the stupidity of its population, continues to amaze me. The growing strength of religious fundamentalism in politics is frightening. You have to wonder if some day someone who denies the existence of protons and electrons will have the command over the nuclear weapons arsenal.
Some of them might believe an object would fall to Earth from the distance of the moon without burning up. They might be STID fans.