Americans know their Simpsons, not so much their freedoms

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It seems Americans are exercising their freedom by watching The Simpsons rather than by reading the Constitution. This is distressing to the high-minded folks who run the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, soon to open in Chicago. They commissioned a survey whose rather transparent intent was to demonstrate the need for (you guessed it) a Freedom Museum. (Click on "Press Releases" to see the official release.) In the poll, 22 percent of adults were able to name all five members of the Simpson family.

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