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Bennack, Frank A.

Works: 10 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 320 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Frank A Bennack
Most widely held works by Frank A Bennack
The Hearst Corporation : 100 years of making communications history by Frank A Bennack( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American public, the media & the judicial system : a national survey on public awareness and personal experience( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Public's Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution A National Survey of Public Awareness and Personal Opinion. A Hearst Report by Frank A Bennack( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of the Hearst survey was to measure the public's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. This report is divided into three sections: (1) a report on the survey in the form of an address to the National Conference of Bar Presidents; (2) the survey findings; and (3) the survey methodology. The survey itself, in which 1,004 respondents were interviewed by telephone, contains four parts. The first group of questions, found in part 1, was designed to determine the public's understanding of the Constitution's origin. Only 54 percent knew the purpose of the original U.S. Constitution was to create a federal government and define its powers. Twenty-six percent believed the document's purpose was to declare independence from England. Only 40 percent knew the Bill of Rights is comprised of the first 10 amendments to the original Constitution. Part 2 of the survey explores the U.S. public's knowledge of the presidency and the Supreme Court. The public tends to overestimate the domestic powers of the country's chief executive. Six in 10 U.S. citizens knew that the Supreme Court is the final authority on the interpretation of the Constitution. Part 3 documents the public's understanding of individual rights embodied in the Constitution. U.S. citizens demonstrate a clear understanding of the criminal justice system. Part 4 of the survey was devoted to public opinion on constitutional issues. The public is willing to support constitutional changes; however, those persons who are most knowledgeable about the Constitution are least likely to support change. The Hearst survey indicates that without adequate factual or conceptual knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the public cannot fully understand the constitutional issues debated in courts of law. The responses to each of the questions are illustrated in part 2 of the document, and part 3 outlines the methodology used to analyze the data. (SM)
Hearst : one hundred twenty five( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American public's knowledge of business & the economy : a national survey of public awareness and personal opinion( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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