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Carlos Ponce

The Freedom Forum Institute discovered the following in their survey:

When asked to name a First Amendment Right, Freedom of the Press was mentioned by 13%, Religion 15%, Speech 56%, Assembly 12% and the Right to Petition 2% of respondents.

https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018_FFI_SOFA_Report.pdf

Dan Freeman

I found the survey at https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center/state-of-the-first-amendment/

Dan Freeman

Mr. Ponce reported “When asked to name a First Amendment Right, Freedom of the Press was mentioned by 13%, Religion 15%, Speech 56%, Assembly 12% and the Right to Petition 2% of respondents.” He must have read a different survey. At https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SOFAreport2019.pdf Freedom of the Press was mentioned by 22%, Religion 29%, Speech 64%, Assembly 12% and the Right to Petition 4% of respondents. Sadly, 29% think the First Amendment goes to for but on a positive note 67% disagreed that it goes too far. Interestingly “Fifty-nine percent of participants agreed that public institutions should revoke an invitation to a guest speaker if the speaker is accused of sexual harassment.” Interesting survey of findings. Thanks for the citation.

Dan Freeman

I now see he cited 2018 and I cite 2019. Good example of sampling variation.

Bailey Jones

A good place to start is today's Fresh Air with Terry Gross show on NPR (available on air and podcast). Her guest will be Eric Foner, author of the new book, "The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution". They'll be discussing the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments which essentially ended the "whites only" republic established in 1787, and created the America we recognize today - with liberty and justice for all.

Diane Turski

I ordered the "Pocket Constitution" a couple years ago and it is a useful reference! It contains "The Declaration of Independence", "The Constitution of the United States", "The Bill of Rights", and Amendments XI-XXVII along with other useful information. It is published by TheCapitol.net and I don't think there was a charge other than perhaps shipping.

Gary Miller

Diane> I received my copy of "the pocket constitution" from the Heritage Foundation while in the eighth grade. Well worn and close at hand ever since.

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