Power of Ten game show with Drew Carey


Read here about a television program that highlights proportional reasoning.

Overview

"Power of Ten" is a quiz show that highlights proportional thinking, as answers are expressed ina percentage of population.

From the website: "On POWER OF 10, the contestant who can most accurately predict how the American public will respond to the most intriguing poll questions could walk away winning millions. POWER OF 10 reaches out all across America to poll thousands of people and ask them just about everything. The contestant who has the best take on the American mindset could walk away with a $10 million payday."

Links: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/powerof10/. Video: Power of Ten Video

Sample Questions

  • What percentage of Americans have had an alcoholic drink with breakfast? (25%)
  • What percentage of Americans said they have a better relationship with their parents as an adult than they did as a child? 89%
  • What percentage of Americans think Drew Carey is a presidential candidate, and not a comedian? 9%
  • What percentage of Americans said they do not love their husband or wife as much as the day they got married? 9%
  • What percentage of Americans think that Americans should be allowed to own automatic weapons? 41%
  • What percentage of Americans have asked themselves "What would Jesus do?" when trying to make a decision? 54%
  • What percentage of Americans have never had a person of another race in their home? 12%
  • What percentage of American men think women use PMS as an excuse to be grumpy? 40%
  • What percentage of American men have worn their hair in a ponytail? 31%
  • What percentage of Americans said they do not trust the police? 30%
  • What percentage of Americans said if they saw a group of Arab men board a plane, they would not get on the flight? 36%
  • What percentage of Americans has seen their mother naked? 44%
  • What percentage of Americans are friends with someone they consider to be a loser? 30%
  • What percentage of Americans would prefer to be rich and French, rather than poor and American? 32%
  • What percentage of married Americans said if their marriage was in trouble, they'd be willing to go into couples therapy to try and save it? 82%