The United States of America was founded on basic principles that continue to govern today’s society. Among them are our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of…some other things that most Americans can’t recall.

The First Amendment Center has conducted a study every year since 1997 to gauge the average American citizen’s opinion on several different topics relating to First Amendment freedoms. Before they get to the details, the survey asks the respondents if they “can name any of the specific rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.”

The results were frightening. In fact, 29 percent could not even name one component of the First Amendment, The Washington Post reports.

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