In recent years, no public debate is complete, it seems, until the US Constitution is dragged into it.  Whether it be Obamacare, gun control, NSA spying allegations, or religious liberty, the Constitution in general and the first two Amendments in particular come up all the time – which is why it’s so disturbing that at least in the case of the First Amendment, civic knowledge seems to be at record lows. That’s revealed in The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University’s annual “State of the First Amendment Survey,” and you’ll hear highlights from Dr. Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum.

Click the “play” button above to hear the interview. To download this audio, click hereDownload Scroll down to read the transcript. To hear the entire August 10, 2013 State of Belief Radio program, click here.

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