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Americans are Becoming More Aware of Their First Amendment Rights

Americans are becoming increasingly aware of their rights under the First Amendment, according to the 2019 State of the First Amendment survey released by the Freedom Forum Institute. The survey found that 71 percent of respondents were able to name at least one First Amendment right, compared to just 51 percent of respondents in the 2018 survey. Freedom of speech (64 percent) was the most commonly recalled right guaranteed by the First Amendment. Next was freedom of religion (29 percent), freedom of the press (22 percent) and right of assembly (12 percent). At just four percent, the right to petition was the least likely of the five freedoms to be recalled.

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New Survey on Free Expression On College Campuses Reveals Gender, Race, And Religion Divisions

The Knight Foundation released a new report, “Free Expression on College Campuses,” that examines students’ views on topic like hate […]

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The U.S. Is Now A Less Safe Place For Journalists

A newly released annual report by Reporter Without Borders, called the “World Press Freedom Index,” reveals a disheartening state of freedom of the press around the globe—including in the U.S. “The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media,” the report says. The United States has now become a less safe place for journalists, ranking at No. 48 out of the 180 countries and territories on the list.

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New Knight Study Released on The Future of the First Amendment

The Future of the First Amendment: 2018 Report of High School Students and Teachers report examines how high school students' attitudes about the First Amendment, censorship, and the news environment are changing and what that means for the future of democracy.

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Mapping First Amendment Conflicts

From hamlets to big cities, from social media to the White House, First Amendment conflicts arise nearly every day in […]

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New Survey Finds First Amendment Challenges on College Campuses

Gallup, the Knight Foundation, the American Council on Education, Charles Koch Institute and the Stanton Foundation worked together to update […]

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State of the First Amendment Under President Trump Scores a C+

Every quarter the Newseum Institute produces a “report card” on how the current administration is faring on the five freedoms: […]

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Efforts to Protect College Media From Suppression Gain Traction

College Media Association President Chris Evans reviews efforts over the past year to ensure college press freedom. A 2016 report […]

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