Monday, September 12, 2011

What Wisconsinites Know ... about ethanol

There's a survey out that measures what folks in Wisconsin think about ethanol.  I know, your first response is who cares about Wisconsin and who really cares about ethanol.  Get passed that.  In a report about the research, down in the story, is a bit about what people know:
Respondents' actual knowledge about ethanol was also mixed. While ethanol does, in fact, burn cleaner than gasoline, only 53 percent believed this to be the case, while 41 percent thought the two were about the same and 6 percent believed ethanol burns dirtier that gasoline.
On a similar theme (that theme being what people in the frozen north think), there's this story about Canadians "befuddled about debt."  As the lede reports:
There’s yet more evidence that Canadians are clueless about when they might realistically be free of debt. And the current low interest rate environment is to blame for that, according to consumer debt survey by Manulife Bank of Canada.
I find it strangely comforting when others are as confused as those of us in the U.S.

Or Wisconsin, which I'm told is somewhere in Canada.

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