Confused Britons Ask Google: "What is the EU?" / by William Poundstone

The “low-information voter” may be a staple of partisan snark, but s/he’s no myth. The latest proof of that is a Google Trends report showing that the second-most popular European Union-related search in the UK lately is “What is the EU?”

Evidently a lot of Britons don’t know the answer. That’s a stunning thing when you consider how omnipresent the UK media coverage of the Brexit debate has been.

It’s also a reminder that knowledge of the issues is a prerequisite for wise choices. One way or another, our cornucopia of media choices fails to inform many citizens.