Video: What college students don't know about government

student being quizzed

It’s almost too easy to make videos like these — man-on-the-street interviews that show how little college students know about government. (Especially when the interviewer draws from the same small number of uninformed students for his show.)

Still, they’re always worth a laugh — or a grimace — and the use of quiz-show buzzers give it a snarky twist.

To see the Yahoo! News Ask America video click here.

That said, I remember people complaining about it when I was a student in the mid-1980s. I wonder whether civics knowledge really has gone down in the past few decades — and whether it naturally increases with age.