American Notes: Soundings on the Right

Who could possibly quarrel with the basic freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution? Most Americans, according to a poll conducted by CBS News. A majority of the 1,136 people polled in a representative sampling of Americans in effect do not now support five of the ten protections of the Bill of Rights.

The attitudes emerged in the answers to questions that posed key provisions of the Bill of Rights in terms of contemporary issues:

> "As long as there appears to be no clear danger of violence, do you think any group, no matter how extreme, should be allowed to organize protests...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!