Four-in-ten Americans can correctly identify Glenn Beck as a TV and radio talk show host in a Pew Research Center News IQ Quiz. Still that is a higher proportion overall than could identify Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (33%). Moreover about half of Republicans (49%) correctly identified Beck compared with 32% of Democrats, the largest partisan gap recorded on any item covered in the knowledge survey. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.