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New Study Says Most Americans Think They’re Big Know-It-Alls

Take a quick moment to assess your intelligence. Do you think you’re smart? Do you think you’re, say, smarter than average? It’s OK—nobody’s going to judge you if you do. In fact you’ll fit right in, because most Americans agree with you.

According to a new study, 55% of Americans think they’re smarter than the average American. So, statistically speaking, some of these people can’t be right, but that’s a question for the actually smart people to sort out. And here’s a little bit of Shakespeare’s As You Like It for the rest of us: “The Foole doth thinke he is wise, but the wiseman knowes himselfe to be a Foole.” Of course, Shakespeare wasn’t the first person to say something like that …

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