http://xkcd.com/850/ [http://xkcd.com/850/] is obviously a parody of some sort of real survey or map. Where can I find the survey/map that it refers to?

(You): http://xkcd.com/850/ [http://xkcd.com/850/] is obviously a parody of some sort of real survey or map. Where can I find the survey/map that it refers to?

(Andrew): it’s a very old joke about how strong may be americans’ stereotypes about the whole world. here are some pics for reference: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=world+according+to+americans&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=yV48TcjMFYHLswaP3t3zBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQsAQwAA&biw=1117&bih=655 [http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=world+according+to+americans&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=yV48TcjMFYHLswaP3t3zBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQsAQwAA&biw=1117&bih=655]

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(Marie): I think there are several versions, but try this: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/11/the-world-according-to-americans/

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(Shawn): Here are a number of examples http://www.google.com/images?q=world+map+according+to+americans&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=52A8TcqeKMTngQeBp6GnCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB0QsAQwAA&biw=1440&bih=716 [http://www.google.com/images?q=world+map+according+to+americans&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=52A8TcqeKMTngQeBp6GnCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB0QsAQwAA&biw=1440&bih=716]

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