Political Communication

Since 1993 the Annenberg Public Policy Center has studied Americans’ political knowledge, discourse, media use and opinions about candidates and issues. Among our projects is the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES). FactCheck.org researches the veracity of claims made by political candidates. The Annenberg Classroom and the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics offer an array of resources for educators and youth. Student Voices is a nationwide civic engagement initiative that encourages young people to become politically involved. The Institutions of American Democracy project examines the challenges facing the three branches of government, the press and the public schools and disseminates its findings to scholars and the public. The Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics (ISCAP) is home to a variety of interdisciplinary research programs in the social sciences and communication.

    Is There a Constitutional Right to Own a Home or a Pet?

    One American in three says that the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to own your own home, while 1 in 10 thinks that it guarantees the right to own a pet, a national survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found. The survey, released for Constitution Day, shows that many Americans are unfamiliar with basic facts about their government.