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Senior Editor

The Simpsons vs. the Constitution

Mar 01, 20061 min
Data Center

Bad news for social studies teachers: A study shows that only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution (freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, and petition for redress of grievances).

Good news for Matt Groenig: The same study showed that more than half of Americans can name at least two Characters from the Simpsons.

The study by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum showed 22% of respondents could name all five members of the Simpson clan. But only 1 in 1000 could name the five freedoms. In the words of Homer, “Doh!”