America Loves Its Constitution–and Continues to Have No Idea What It Says

By Tom McCarthy

Mar 24, 2011 11:12pm

How do you feel about the Consitution? Most Americans say it's a hallowed document. Yet a survey published this week by Newsweek and an informal ABC News poll on the National Mall last month found we remain surprisingly ignorant of it. 61% didn't know a senator's term (6 years), 63% didn't know the number of Supreme Court justices (9), and 86% didn't know the number of House members (435). Do you think America needs to enroll in U.S. Government 101? Or does a detailed knowledge of the Constitution not really matter in practicing good citizenship?

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