29 percent of Americans can’t name any of First Amendment rights

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Now that we’re back to business after the long Fourth of July weekend, here is a sobering statistic — 29 percent of Americans have no clue what rights they’re guaranteed under the First Amendment.

That number comes courtesy of an survey conducted by the First Amendment Center. The survey asked people about different types of freedom, but first, asked them to name the five specific freedoms in the First Amendment.

You’d think that would be a pretty easy quiz. But based on the results, most people weren’t paying attention in their U.S. government classes.

While having 29 percent of Americans not being able to get even one right is poor, it’s a significant improvement from 2008 when 40 percent were completely stumped.

Only 1 percent knew about the “right to petition.”

Here’s the complete rundown:

h/t: The Washington Post

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