September 30, 2019

ABA Survey of Civic Literacy

Less than 1 in 10 Americans can answer all 15 questions adapted from the U.S. Citizenship Test, a new survey by the American Bar Association finds. The nationally representative sample of adults was administered 15 questions adapted from out of the possible 100 questions on the U.S. Citizenship Test in a multiple-choice format, and just 5 percent answered all 15 questions correctly.

Questions on a variety of topics were asked, including what the U.S. Constitution and other important documents say, how the three branches of government work, and what rights and responsibilities U.S. citizens have.

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