The decline of political literacy

A recent poll found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five members of the cartoon Simpson family. Only one in 1,000 could name the First Amendment freedoms (freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition for redress of grievances). (AP Photo/Fox Broacasting Co.)

Given that the average American watches 28 hours of TV a week (or 2 months of non-stop TV a year), are these survey results really a surprise? Maybe its time to bring back School House Rock.

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