I'm sorry about missin gour scheduled time. My mom decided we were going to have a family day and invited people over, so I had to entertain. =/ You can set up the date/time for the next one. I'm pretty free other than crap coming up like today.
I was reading your post on Ferrouswheel's page and i completely agree with you. I don't know what poll you were talking about but all public polls are useless. Most polls that the public sees are pure garbage. I mean not only are the selected people questionable but also the wording of the survey that you wont see(to hides the bias). They manipulate the semantics of our ever changing and complicated language to produce a legal yet inherently misleading result.
The high school degree thing is actually pretty reflective of the way it is, from what I remember of the census data, but it does really depend on them selecting randomly, and selecting truly randomly is next to impossible.
I'll admit that I have some doubts about the results of the first poll, but I wouldn't be surprised if there is a significant number of people who don't know where they are. Not all of it would be from ignorance though. I know I still can't say all the state capitals, and I've learned them a number of times. I've taken some statistics classes so I understand the math behind it, but there are always some enormous chances that the polls are skewed.