Fors Marsh Group partnered with the Newseum and the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center to conduct the Institute’s annual State of the First Amendment (SOFA) survey. This year’s survey measures Americans’ knowledge of their core freedoms and samples their opinions about today’s First Amendment issues.
“We are excited to partner with the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center,” said Dr. Krysha Gregorowicz, public policy senior researcher at FMG. “As a mass media and political communication researcher, I am always driven to learn more about Americans’ understanding and enthusiasm for the five freedoms of the First Amendment. FMG’s experience in survey development, sampling, and analysis positions us well to provide unique insight.”
The SOFA survey, commissioned by the First Amendment Center and the Newseum, investigates Americans’ views and attitudes toward the five freedoms listed in the First Amendment: freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion and petition. The survey also examines how current political events shape these views.
“The State of the First Amendment survey allows us to explore exactly how people feel about their First Amendment freedoms,” said Gene Policinski, chief operating officer at the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center. “By leveraging FMG’s expertise in survey design, research and analytics, we can better understand current attitudes toward the First Amendment and what issues are important to the American public.”
Guest post by Andy Blenkle, Vice President at Fors Marsh.