One of the strongest indicators of the United States’ cultural decline has just been demonstrated by a recent poll that found that fewer than half of Americans can name the three branches of the federal government.
According to a report by The Hill, Americans’ understanding about the basic structure of the US government has declined for the first time in six years.
The Hill cited Annenberg Public Policy Center’s annual Constitution Day Civics Survey to demonstrate this breathtaking drop in the percentage of Americans who could identify all three branches of government — executive, legislative, and judicial. This figure dropped by 9% from 2021.
Roughly a quarter of Americans polled could not name a single branch of the US government. In addition, the