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High-school civics teachers might wince when they see these figures. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics finds that less than half of high-school students read about national news in any given week, and even fewer talk about politics with their parents. While many students (43 percent) believe controversial books don't belong in a public library, nearly nine out of ten say people should be allowed to speak out against religion or church.

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