Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government has published a new nonpartisan, evidence-based report, Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Towards a More Equal Liberty.

The report includes the results of a national survey of American attitudes toward rights and freedoms in the United States which revealed surprising bipartisan support by substantial majorities of Americans for rights that are now frequently under political attack.  At the same time, the poll found that majorities of people feel that rights are facing “serious threat” and are not “secure” and that neither the US government nor US citizens are “doing a good job enforcing and respecting rights.”

The report includes 80 recommendations for federal, state and local policymakers laid out with the goal of building a more equal liberty for Americans today and in the future. 

>> Executive summary
>> Full report