Regarding the First Amendment, Washington Post provided a look of surveys about freedoms that people have long taken for granted. The First Amendment reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
An annual survey published last month by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center:
- 37 percent of Americans cannot name even one of the five rights guaranteed under the First Amendment.
- Half of those surveyed named freedom of speech but no others.
- Only 26 percent of respondents could name the three branches of government, down from 38 percent in 2011.
- 39 percent support allowing Congress to stop the news media from reporting on any issue of national security without government…
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