State of the First Amendment Survey (thing)
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Fri Jun 30 2000 at 21:16:26
First Amendment Center
to determine the
freedoms. Here's some
from this year:
81% said that, if the
favored it, prayer at
high school graduation
64% feel students should be allowed to lead prayers at school-sponsored events.
61% think schools should be allowed to
post the Ten Commandments
. (But which version?)
56% felt that the
should be taught as
67% think that
that are offensive to
should not be allowed.
53% think that public comments that are offensive to
should not be allowed. (But would they apply that to minority groups like
51% said that art that is considered offensive by some members of the community should not be allowed.
40% feel that musiciains shouldn't be allowed to sing
51% of people feel that the
too much freedom
55% think that a
for controversial stories.
20% of people think that the
should be allowed to
run. (That's 1 in 5 people, folks, that want to see the government
67% of agreed that broadcasters should be allowed to televise U.S. Supreme Court proceedings.
70% believe TV networks should not project election winners until all the polls close. (Do they really mean should not, or should not be
83% percent think TV violence contributes to real-life violence
74% think video games do the same.
72% place some blame on music lyrics.
58% would severely restrict Internet content dealing with bomb-making information and sexually explicit material.
One-third believes that public libraries should block everyone's access to potentially offensive Web sites.
51% actually oppose a
flag burning amendment
, the first time there's been a majority against it.
37% of people polled could not even name one of the five freedoms guaranteed in the first amendment. (Can you support a freedom if you don't know we're supposed to have it?)
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