Wednesday, March 01, 2006

But How Many Other Ones Did They Name?

A study found that only 1 in 1000 could name more than one of the First Amendment's 5 (named) freedoms.

Well, 1 in 1000 is the headline, one in four is the text. I'd say 25%, while still small, sounds better.

It's a surprising finding considering 100% of grade-schoolers respond to nearly every question with "it's a free country."

1 comment:

HB said...

As a government teacher, I can say this is both horrifying and completely unsurprising. The things people don't know about their government...

Of course, while we're on the topic of Constitutional trivia, do you know what the first First Amendment addressed?