Lisa Simpson for president.
A story issued by AP/Chicago, sent to me by a friend in Atlanta. I've seen versions of this survey all my life but it never fails to amuse and depress me.
The study by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with one in 1000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.
The survey found more people could name the three "American Idol" judges than identify three FIrst Amendment rights.
It also showed that people misidentified First Amendment rights. About one in five people thought the right to own a pet was protected, and 38 percent said they believed the right against self-incrimination contained in the Fifth Amendment was a First Amendment right.
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