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2013 State of the First Amendment survey results announced.
By a 2-1 ratio, Americans responding to the State of the First Amendment survey say corporations and unions should not be able to spend as much as they want to support or oppose political candidates.
News release This year’s authoritative survey on public attitudes toward First Amendment freedoms will focus on free press, news-media credibility the rights of student news organizations.
When it comes to news coverage about the Obama administration and major issues facing the nation, a Gallup survey commissioned by the First Amendment Center and the Newseum released today shows the public wants “better” — especially about the economy.
The national survey of more than 1,000 adults — conducted Jan. 20-21, exactly [...]
Comment? E-mail meTraditional news media were found to be the major source of local news in a
new study released Jan. 11. The finding is in line with results from the First Amendment Center's 2009
State of the First Amendment survey on where the public turns for reports on
major news developments.
The Pew Research Center’s Project
for Excellence in [...]
WASHINGTON — Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the nation's
founders intended the U.S. to be a Christian nation and 55% believe that the
Constitution establishes a Christian nation, according to the “State of the
First Amendment 2007” national survey released Sept. 11 by the First Amendment
The survey also found that 71% of Americans would limit [...]
“Freedom” may be just another word — to borrow a lyric from Janis Joplin — to about one in four Americans, who don’t see any of the five freedoms of the First Amendment as “essential” in their lives.
The “State of the First Amendment 2007” report, issued Sept. 11 by the First Amendment Center, asked American [...]
WASHINGTON — Americans’ support for their First Amendment freedoms — deeply shaken by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — continues to rebound and is back at pre-9/11 levels, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center in collaboration with American Journalism Review magazine.
“The 2004 survey [...]
Freedom is making a comeback — of sorts.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans responding to the 2004 State of the First Amendment survey disagree with the statement that “the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees.”
Two years ago, the survey showed virtually a 50-50 split on whether the First Amendment gives us too [...]
One theme persists over the eight years that the First Amendment Center has conducted the State of the First Amendment survey: In the minds of many Americans, there is a troubling disconnect between principle and practice when it comes to First Amendment rights and values.
Americans in significant numbers appear willing to regulate the speech of [...]
“It is from the First Amendment,” Justice William Brennan once told me, “that all our other liberties flow.” However, judging from the First Amendment Center’s recent annual State of the First Amendment Survey, one part of that section of the Bill of Rights is increasingly in disfavor with the public.
As Ken Paulson, executive director of [...]
Two years after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., our nation appears to have caught its breath — and regained some perspective.
Those horrific assaults took a tremendous toll, in lives as well as on our collective psyche. How could we prevent this kind of attack from happening again? Did we need to [...]
Fear can short-circuit freedom.
From Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of civil liberties during the Civil War to the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II to the McCarthyism of the 1950s, our nation sometimes has lost sight of its commitment to freedom. Fear does that.
Little wonder, then, that security concerns and civil liberties have been both discussed [...]