Can you pass a basic civics quiz?

Take the ISI Civics Quiz, and see if you can score higher than most elected officials.
Some of the results:

  • Officeholders typically have less civic knowledge than the general public. On average, they score 44%, five percentage points lower than non-officeholders.
  • Seventy-one percent of Americans fail the test, with an overall average score of 49%.
  • Fewer than half of all Americans can name all three branches of government, a minimal requirement for understanding America’s constitutional system.
  • Only 24% of college graduates know the First Amendment prohibits establishing an official religion for the United States.
  • Only 54% of college graduates can correctly identify a basic description of the free enterprise system, in which all Americans participate.

If we fail to teach our children how American freedom was established and preserved, we cannot expect them to pass it on to future generations.
More results here.


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