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Study shows only roughly a third of WV could pass U.S. Citizenship Test

West Virginia

In honor of Presidents Day, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation conducted a survey to see what percentage of U.S. states could pass the U.S. Citizenship Test.

According to the study, only 34% of West Virginians could pass the citizenship test, which was among the lowest across all U.S. states. West Virginia was tied with South Carolina in the study and the only states to finish lower were Georgia (33%), Mississippi (31%), Alabama (31%), Arkansas (30%), Kentucky (29%) and Louisiana (27%).

Of the 34% to pass the citizenship test in West Virginia, 5% scored an A, 5% scored a B, 5% scored a C and 19% scored a D.

Many states fared poorly in this study, with only first-placed Vermont showing that a majority of their citizens (53%) passed the citizenship test. On a national level, only four in 10 Americans passed the exam.

For more information on this study, and to see if you could pass the test click here.

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