State of the First Amendment Survey Archives


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