In its current issue, Vanity Fair reports the results of a poll commissioned to gauge the cultural and political temper of our times.
The questions ranged from how people feel about changing the Constitution (45% said make no change) to who should be the next athletic role model (45% said sports stars should not be considered heroes).
We were particularly intrigued by this one: “Which of the following American writers has made the most important contribution to literature?” The 1,216 random respondents were given six choices, and here is what they had to say:
- Mark Twain, 40%
- Ernest Hemingway, 16%
- Emily Dickinson, 12%
- Stephen King, 11%
- Tony Morrison, 4%
- Dan Brown, 0%