An anecdotal observation:
I take in hundreds of citizen complaints every year and I am convinced that 80% of the females that call in complaints are clueless when it comes to determining cardinal directions, whereas those number are reversed for males and about 20% are clueless when it comes to having a sense of direction. I wonder why that is - is it a matter of nature or nurture?
e.g. "City complaint office, what's your lame beef?" "There is a property in our neighborhood that is running a house of ill repute out of their basement." "I see, and what's the address of the alleged activity?" "I have no idea, but it's right down the street from my house." "And which direction down the street is that?" (uncomfortable pause) "It's in a white ranch style home." "Yes, that describes about a quarter of the houses on the street. Where in relationship to your house is that alleged cat house. North or south?" (shorter pause) "It's to the left of us." (audible sigh) and then I often end up having to play a little game - "okay-if-I'm-standing-in-the-street-facing-the-front-of-your-house-is-it-to-your-right-or-to-your left?"
I should start documenting these instances and see if the data confirms my impressions, but I am quite confident it would.
So how good are you at establishing your directional bearings? Planners in general are probably in the 90th percentile (women included) when it comes to this ability/skill, but even so I'm sure some of us have gotten lost in unfamiliar surroundings from time to time.
Can you establish your cardinal directions outside at work or home? How about indoors? How about indoors in a building you've never been in before? What if you had to make four turns down various corridors in that same building?
You'd probably demand your money back if there wasn't a poll. So naturally one is included.