State of the First Amendment Survey Archives (1997-2019)


For more than 25 years, the Freedom Forum has surveyed Americans about their changing attitudes toward the essential five freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.

From 1997 to 2019, the State of the First Amendment survey was conducted in partnership with Fors Marsh Group.

In 2020, the Freedom Forum launched a new benchmark survey, “The First Amendment: Where America Stands.”

Survey Archives

From Our 2020 Survey: Explore Americans' Views On First Amendment Freedoms