Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Study: Few Americans know 1st Amendment

From World Net Daily.
CHICAGO -- Americans apparently know more about "The Simpsons" than they do about the First Amendment.

Only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances.) But more than half can name at least two members of the cartoon family, according to a survey.

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.

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Oookay. And we're wondering if it's true, that Americans are dumber and dumber each day? Well D'oh, man.