New Jersey Residents Rank No. 1 in America for This Crucial Skill
New Jersey is has many great schools, colleges and universities, many of which regularly top best-of lists when it comes to education. Now, New Jersey residents are reportedly among the best in America at some basic skills, according to a new study, and those are educational skills.
Preply.com has put together a list of the states with the best and worst rankings in grammar and spelling. “The last time most Americans were quizzed on their grammar skills was in high school. So after several years, do they still remember the basics?” they ask in the study. “In this study, we wanted to see which states rely on tools like autocorrect and which have committed grammar and spelling rules to memory. We surveyed more than 1,800 Americans and tested their knowledge.”
Before we get to our state, let’s look at the best states for grammar and spelling in the U.S. According to the study, California, Connecticut and Georgia were the only states to receive an A on their grammar skills. Moreover, residents in Virginia, Michigan and Tennessee got the lowest grammar scores.
Onto New Jersey. According to the research, New Jersey residents are the No. 1 best at spelling in America. They’re followed by California and Wisconsin at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Preply.com states, “In this study, we took some of the most commonly misspelled words and asked Americans to select the correct spelling.” However, New Jersey residents are the No. 7 worst at overall grammar, according to the research. No. 1 for grammar is California, followed by Connecticut and Georgia. The worst state in the U.S. for grammar was Michigan, followed by Kentucky and New York. The worst state for spelling was Maine. Are you surprised by these statistics? Find the full list of the U.S. states ranked for grammar and spelling via the crew at Preply.com here.