The 1st Amendment leads off our Bill of Rights.    What it guarantees is fundamental to our freedom and was essential to ratify our Constitution.

In only 45 words it guarantees 5 rights.

BUT 40% of Americans cannot name a single right in the 1st Amendment.  36% can name only one.  And only a tiny fraction of the people can name all five.  In one survey it was 1/1009.

How about you?