As it turns out, kids these days actually do know less than they used to.
Kent State University researchers conducted a study that evaluated the general knowledge of students in the U.S. during the year 2012 by using an exhaustive test first implemented in 1980. The study ranks the most commonly known facts among college students and compares those rankings to their 1980 equivalents.
Click through to see the major differences in what kids know about pop culture, science, history, and geography. You may be surprised at what the study reveals.