Some myths are damnably persistent, including the one suggesting Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. That's the belief of 1 of every 4 American adults, according to a new survey. To be more precise, 11 percent believe he was "definitely" born elsewhere and 16 percent believe he "probably" was.
Scary factoid: 41 percent of Republicans doubt the president being born in the U.S., never mind all the evidence to the contrary. But don't let the facts get in the way of a good negative misperception. Still, here is a good objective collection of Obama myths, most debunked.
Sometimes, what people know is ... um ... not a lot.