Only 35% of the general population identified “We the People” as the first words of the Constitution. 85% of attendees selected this answer.
78% of attendees knew that James Madison was the “father of the Constitution.” In the national poll, only 20% answered correctly and 50% thought Thomas Jefferson fathered our Constitution.
62% of attendees correctly identified 1787 as the year the Constitution was written. 55% of the national poll respondents thought the Constitution was written in 1776, and only 13% knew the correct answer.
In other words, we need to reinvigorate the first three words of the Constitution.