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Fors Marsh Group to Conduct the 2017 State of the First Amendment Survey for the Newseum Institute

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First Amendment Survey for the Newseum Institute

Fors Marsh Group, LLC (FMG), a Washington, D.C.-area research-based consultancy, has partnered with the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center to conduct the Institute’s annual State of the First Amendment (SOFA) survey. This year’s SOFA survey measures Americans’ knowledge of their core freedoms and samples their opinions about today’s First Amendment issues.

"We are excited to partner with the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center," said Dr. Krysha Gregorowicz, public policy senior researcher at FMG. "FMG’s experience in survey development, sampling, and analysis positions us well to provide unique insight into the current state of the First Amendment in the United States. As a mass media and political communication researcher, I am always driven to learn more about Americans’ understanding and enthusiasm for the five freedoms of the First Amendment."

The SOFA survey, commissioned by the First Amendment Center and the Newseum, investigates Americans’ views and attitudes toward the five freedoms listed in the First Amendment, which include freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion and petition. The survey also examines how current political events relevant to the First Amendment shape these views.

"The State of the First Amendment survey allows us to explore exactly how people feel about their First Amendment freedoms," said Gene Policinski, chief operating officer at the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center. "By leveraging FMG’s expertise in survey design, research and analytics, we can better understand current attitudes toward the First Amendment and what issues are important to the American public."

To learn more about FMG, check out FMG’s work.

About Fors Marsh Group

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., Fors Marsh Group (FMG) is dedicated to providing scientifically based research support and strategic consulting for advancing organizational innovation and decision-making. FMG currently works with international and national organizations from the technology, financial and federal industries. Clients include Citizens Bank, Facebook, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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