New Survey: Only a Quarter of Americans Can Name All Three Branches of Government

The Annenberg Public Policy Center released its annual Constitution Day Civics Survey results today, and only 26 percent of responders were able to name all three branches of government.

As the center notes, 33 percent also said they couldn’t name any of them in 2011, while the 26 percent who could name all three was 38 percent back in 2011.

And then there’s the question of the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment.

37 percent said they either couldn’t name any or didn’t know:

Encouragingly, though, 48 percent did name freedom of speech as one of those essential rights.

You can read the full results here.

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