Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
I imagine it would be about the same if we in the US tried to label a map of Europe.
...and Europe isn't even a country. How about labelling a map of the UK or any other country outside the US? :-)
I could probably correctly place about 10 states in the US (maybe not even that), mostly through either having been there or because the state is well-known through some sort of media (movie, TV show, book, etc). I can't remember ever being taught about US states in school, which makes sense. Geographically there's no reason to know more about US states than the states or counties of any other country.