I know why the stupid questions are increasing, and I can't state the reason without exceeding certain boundaries. But a perusal of the Wall Street Journal (pretty much any day) will give you the data to come up with a conclusion.
Two summers ago I was walking on a country road looking for non-indigenous birds. A guy with his family pulled up. The guy wanted to know where my car was. I told him it was at my land about a mile away. The guy asked if I needed help. I told him no. The guy 'informed' me that a shorter way to get to the only tow service in town was back out along the asphalt road. He said asphalt as though I would have a hard time understanding what that word meant. I told him I didn't need a tow service. The guy offered me the use of his cell phone. I told him I had one. The guy asked if the battery worked. I told him yes. The guy, a little exasperated, asked me why, then, was I walking down that road if my cell phone worked. I told him I was taking a walk to look for non-indigenous birds. He swore and drove off, kicking up dust.