I stumbled upon some examples of where the knowledge priorities seems to lie today (or rather: 4 years back),
as PoliTech (a Texas Tech student association wanting to get students more socially engaged) did a poll labeled:
-Are our students politically challenged? 3 minutes
Well, given approximately equal questions by "the Redneck Patriot" to citizens of different ages,
the youngsters above seem to be no worse off than the average person,
where the title "The dumbing down of America is complete" is a giveaway of what's to come (4mins 38secs):
This is unfortuntely not purely an American phenomenon, in spite of what the interviewer claims .
Being merely a humble servant in a University myself, I get amazed a little too often at the lack of diversity in mankind.