We always hear about the surveys that purport to show how utterly clueless the general public is. "X% of people interviewed couldn't find blah blah blah on a map...", and others such findings.
And we usually make the inference that our democracy is, consequently, totally fucked. But you're never quite sure if people can really be that stupid, and you think, hey, maybe those are the people that don't vote anyway.
Well, they do.