Item PT022001: A continent would move about 10 feet in 100 years.

How far is a continent likely to move in 100 years?

  1. About 10 miles
  2. About 10 feet
  3. About 10 inches
  4. A continent will not move at all in 100 years.

1 mile = 5,280 feet 1 foot = 12 inches

Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3179
6–8
n = 2052
9–12
n = 1115
Male
n = 1511
Female
n = 1625
English
n = 2897
Other
n = 216
A. About 10 miles 17% 19% 14% 16% 17% 17% 19%
B. About 10 feet 38% 38% 38% 40% 36% 39% 32%
C. About 10 inches 36% 34% 39% 35% 37% 36% 33%
D. A continent will not move at all in 100 years. 9% 10% 9% 9% 9% 8% 17%