Eric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge

Written by Eric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge

Eric T. Kasper is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and Quentin D. Vieregge is an Associate Professor of English at University of Wisconsin at Barron County. They are author of The United States Constitution in Film (Lexington, 2018).

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In 2006, the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum conducted a survey to measure Americans’ knowledge of their First Amendment constitutional freedoms (the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition), comparing it to Americans’ knowledge of popular culture, particularly their knowledge of the well-known television series, The Simpsons, shortly before the release of The Simpsons Movie. The results, perhaps unsurprisingly, revealed…