It seems like we always hear about how Americans don't know anything about the United States. Or maybe we don't always hear about it; regardless, it's true. Most native-born Americans couldn't pass the citizenship test.
But, apparently, they have the same problem in Canada! And while most first-generation immigrants can still pass, native-born Canadians do dismally--and are doing worse now than they did 10 years ago. Only 40 percent of native-born Canadians would pass their citizenship test. This Globe and Mail article has more, with Canada Day tomorrow (July 1). The test is linked to from the article; I got 17 of 19 (although with multiple choice).