More than 20 percent of Americans can't name one branch of gover

More than 20 percent of Americans can't name one branch of government

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According to new research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only 39 percent of American adults can name all three branches of government and 22 percent cannot name a single one. 

Additionally, 25 percent of people managed to name one and 14 percent got two. 

“While this marks an improvement, the overall results remain dismal,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. “A quarter of U.S. adults can name only one of the three branches of government and more than a fifth can’t name any. The resilience of our system of government is best protected by an informed citizenry. And civics education and attention to news increase that likelihood.”

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