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Sep 14, 2020, 10:00 ET Amid pandemic and protests, Americans know much more about their rights

In a period defined by an impeachment inquiry, a pandemic, nationwide protests over racial injustice, and a contentious presidential campaign,...


Sep 12, 2019, 09:07 ET Americans' civics knowledge increases but still has a long way to go

The past few years have seen contention between Congress and the president over budgets and immigration, disputes over the limits of executive power, ...


Sep 13, 2018, 09:16 ET Civics knowledge predicts willingness to protect Supreme Court

The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey, conducted in August among more than a thousand U.S. adults, found that Americans are familiar...


Sep 12, 2017, 09:36 ET Americans are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions

Many Americans are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions, according to a new national survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center....


Apr 12, 2017, 09:27 ET Nine public schools awarded total of $450,000 by Leonore Annenberg School Fund

Nine public elementary schools in three states will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children, which provides...


Apr 12, 2017, 09:17 ET Eight rising artists awarded $50,000 each from Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund

A cellist who has performed for the President. A silk painter whose flags of American currency were exhibited on Wall Street. An actor who won raves...


Sep 30, 2016, 10:22 ET Business leaders agree: Federal funding for basic research enhances prosperity, security and well-being

More than three dozen CEOs and other top executives of some of the leading, best-known U.S. businesses publicly argued today that federal funding for ...


Sep 19, 2016, 11:42 ET Presidential Debates: What's Behind the Numbers?

Presidential debates are a centerpiece of presidential general elections in the United States. In a new white paper, "Presidential Debates: What's...


Sep 13, 2016, 09:44 ET Americans' knowledge of the branches of government is declining

Only a quarter of Americans can name all three branches of government, the poorest showing on that question in a half-dozen years, a new survey on...


Jul 18, 2016, 03:12 ET Americans support GMO food labels but don't know much about safety of genetically modified foods

Americans widely support the mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, which is required in a bill approved by Congress on July 14 and sent...


Feb 23, 2016, 05:58 ET Half of Americans are concerned that the Zika virus will spread to their neighborhoods, survey finds

Half of Americans are concerned that the Zika virus spreading throughout Latin America will reach their neighborhoods, according to a survey...


Sep 16, 2015, 11:07 ET Is there a constitutional right to own a home or a pet? Many Americans don't know

One American in three says that the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to own your own home, while one in four thinks that it guarantees "equal pay...


Apr 07, 2015, 08:43 ET Public schools in five states to receive $500,000 for arts, technology and programs from Leonore Annenberg Fund

Nine public elementary schools in five states will each receive grants of $50,000 and up from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children, which...


Apr 07, 2015, 08:07 ET Five young artists awarded $300,000 for career development from Leonore Annenberg Fund

Five emerging artists have been named the recipients of 2015 grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts,...


Sep 17, 2014, 08:03 ET Americans know surprisingly little about their government, survey finds

Americans show great uncertainty when it comes to answering basic questions about how their government works, a national survey conducted by the...


Sep 11, 2014, 09:04 ET Former Homeland Security Secretaries urge revamping Congressional oversight

The three former U.S. Secretaries of Homeland Security have recommended that Congress streamline its oversight of the Department of Homeland Security ...


May 21, 2014, 07:41 ET More Than 60 National Security Experts Urge Reform In Congressional Oversight Of Homeland Security

More than 60 leaders in national defense urged Congress today to reform the way it oversees homeland security, saying that the current system...


Sep 17, 2010, 10:00 ET 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey Telephone Data Now Available on the Annenberg Public Policy Center Web Site

The 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) telephone data set is now available to scholars on the Annenberg Public Policy Center web site,...


Aug 12, 2010, 01:01 ET HURRY TEACHERS: FREE Social Studies Resource for Your School or Library

The following is being issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania: The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands...