Simpsons or Freedoms

by billfer on March 1, 2006 · 0 comments

Maybe the Bill of Rights should go into syndication…

A new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum survey finds that only about one in four Americans (28 percent) are able to name more than one of the five fundamental freedoms granted to them by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet when it comes to knowledge of popular culture, Americans are considerably more tuned in. For example, almost twice as many Americans (52 percent) can name at least two members of “The Simpsons” cartoon family. And while more than one in five (22 percent) Americans can name all five of the fictional Simpsons family members — Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie — just one in 1,000 people surveyed (.1 percent) were able to name all five freedoms granted under the First Amendment.

PR Newswire – A United Business Media Company

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