Washington, D.C.—The Constitution is the cornerstone of American democracy. It is the roadmap to our nation’s development, growth, and survival. As the country prepared to mark Constitution Day on Sunday, September 17, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) completed a survey that showed just how little many Americans know about this historic document.
According to APPC, of the more than 1,000 adults surveyed, less than half could name a specific right mentioned in the First Amendment. “Freedom of speech clocked in at 48 percent, but the right to peaceably assemble came in at just 10 percent, freedom of religion at 15 percent, freedom of the press at 14 percent, and the right to petition the government at 3 percent.”