* Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
* Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
* Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.*
* Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.
Less than 1 percent of U.S. adults know what percent of the planet’s water is fresh. Count me among the 99 percent. (The correct answer is 3 percent).
Some four in five adults say science education is “absolutely essential” or “very important” to the U.S.