The Institute selected a random sample of 2,508 American adults and gave them a 33-question civics quiz. A few highlights from the results:
- 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.
- Only 24% of college graduates know the First Amendment prohibits establishing an official religion for the United States.
Take the quiz to test your civic literacy.