22% of Americans Can’t Name a Single Branch of Government
Good news and bad news. The good news? The political climate in this country has led to a lot more people becoming more knowledgeable about the basics of our government.
The bad news? There are still plenty of people who don't know anything.
A new survey found 22% of Americans couldn't name a single one of the three branches of the government: Executive, legislative, and judicial.
And even though that's almost a quarter of Americans, that's the best performance since this survey started 13 years ago. In 2014, 35% of Americans couldn't name a single government branch.
And that wasn't the only question where people knew more about basic civics than they used to.
59% got a question right about whether a Supreme Court decision is a law, the highest score ever for that question. And 55% knew illegal immigrants have rights under the Constitution, which is up from 40% just two years ago.
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