State of the First Amendment overview

Monday, June 28, 2004

New survey — November 2010:

  • Parents most responsible when kids play violent video
    news release

  • Survey results

    September 2010 survey:

  • Most favor more leeway for students'
    religious faith,
    news release

  • Full survey results

    Previous surveys:

  • Wanted: better coverage of Obama
    Gallup survey analysis by Gene Policinski

  • Obama news-coverage survey summary and
    full results

  • News release: Gallup campaign-finance survey
    after Citizens United ruling

  • Full campaign-finance survey

  • 2009 news release

  • Full 2009 survey analysis,
    tables, methodology by the PERT group

  • Commentary by Gene Policinski

    The State of the First Amendment surveys, commissioned since 1997 by the
    First Amendment Center and Newseum, are a regular check on how Americans view
    their first freedoms of speech, press, assembly, religion and petition.

    The periodic surveys examine public attitudes toward freedom of speech,
    press, religion and the rights of assembly and petition; and sample public
    opinion on contemporary issues involving those freedoms.

    Media contact:
    Gene Policinski
    First Amendment Center vice
    president and executive director