Here are people who are supposed to be more informed than the people watching on world topics and yet we hear everyday of some anchor who says the most uninformed statements you've ever heard. That only gets worse when you deal with regular people, now most people on this website will be more intelligently minded than your average which is why i'll ask, how many times have you been the most informed person at a gathering?
I have had to correct the same public misconceptions time and time again, and on many topics like economics it's uniform between conservatives, liberal, rich, and poor. They all are under the same assumption. It gets tiring to feel like I have to talk to someone for weeks before I can have a real dialogue with them because they don't know about so much.