Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gotta Love Americans

First off, so many Americans don't get it. In a recent poll on the anniversary of Constitution Day, a majority of those polled (55%) said that the Constitution establishes America as a Christian Nation. I wonder how many of these respondents have read the Constitution...

But it gets better. While nearly all (97%) of the respondents said that the right to practice the religion of your own choice is essential or important, only 56% said freedom of religion applies to all religions. Perhaps they thought the First Amendment reads "Congress shall make no law respecting the Establishment of Christianity nor prohibiting the free exercise of any denomination thereof..."

And since it is a USA Today article, there is a chart next to the article.

2 comments:

Bookworm said...

I love the idea of a chart showing how little people understand the Constitution. I like outlines and spreadsheets, but I think that's taking visuals a bit too far.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wonder how many of those individuals polled were Republicans!