Via Pat Dollard:
Mikołaj Kopernik, the Polish astronomer known to the world by his Latin name Nicholaus Copernicus, would not be pleased with the results of a survey made by the National Science Foundation. Among Americans surveyed, 26 percent incorrectly answered the question "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?" Out of nine questions on the survey, the average score was 5.8 correct answers.
Read the story at The Telegraph.