According to BBC network, the coverage of the festivities surrounding the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee attracted an average of 10.3 million viewers. But how much do Americans know about the sensation despite the historical relation?
Instant.ly knows that the English love a good trivia night at the pub, so we decided to mimic the tradition on our own turf. Instant.ly launched a survey to pick Americans’ brains on the Diamond Jubilee. We posed five trivia questions to find out whether the Yanks could pass the posh test.
The results suggested that 45-54 years old have the best knowledge of royal tradition, the Queen, and British colony history. On the contrary, the supposedly media and tech-savvy youth (18 to 24 years old) are royally oblivious. Women slightly outperform men (by 5%) in the royal trivia department. And people with advanced degrees are reportedly more knowledgeable about the festival.
Most Americans correctly identified the purpose of celebration and correctly recognized a photo of Queen Elizabeth, but they still muddled the countries under British rule. In a royal celebrity death-match, our audience thought that Sir. Elton John had the strongest royal tie–beating Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, even Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Interested in testing your knolwedge about Diamond Jubilee? Go to our survey here: bit.ly/JPPlSH
And don’t forget to check the official website for everything you need to know about Jubilee 2012.