This week we look at what Americans don't know, what they're proud of, and what they give up on.

puerto ricans

57 percent

Americans who know Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, according to Interestingly, 40 percent of Hispanic citizens don’t know, either. The polling firm concluded, “Americans are confused about exactly what Puerto Rico is.”

girl kickboxing

51 percent

Girls in the United States “who will have quit sports by the end of puberty,” usually at the age of 17. That’s according to a poll by Always tampons and pads, which also asked the reasons for this: “Only 1/3 of girls feel that society encourages girls to play sports.”

running child

30 percent

American adults who don’t realize that “walking a mile or running a mile doesn’t burn the same number of calories,” according to Nautilus Fitness. If you think Americans are fat and stupid, only 22 percent of Europeans know the difference.

burning american flag

3 out of 10

U.S. millennials who “are not particularly proud of being a U.S. citizen,” according to the Richards/Lerma PR firm. Interestingly, these USA statistics found only 41 percent of white millennials are “very proud,” while 54 percent of Hispanic millennials and 50 percent of African American millennials are.

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