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Tucson Atheists Message Board › Christianity As State Religion In The US: A Poll

Christianity As State Religion In The US: A Poll

Jeff G.
user 64220452
Tucson, AZ
Post #: 6
Summary results from a poll sponsored by Huffington Post and carried out by YouGov.com, which describes itself as "... a professional research and consulting organization." From the web site, that appears to me to be accurate.

The sample seems thin to me and the pool from which it was chosen is self-selected. But the results are troubling. Some 34% of polled adults favor a state religion, and 32% favor making Christianity the official US religion. The poll methods were described as:

"This HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted April 3-4, 2013 among 1,000 U.S. adults. The poll used a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance." Margin of error for this Omnibus poll is stated to be +-3.4%.

1. Which comes closest to your view about religion and the government in the United States? Would you say the country has:

Gone too far in keeping religion and government separate . . . 37%
Gone too far in mixing religion and government . . . 29%
Struck a good balance in terms of the separation of church and state . . . 17%
Not sure . . . 16%

2. Would you favor or oppose establishing Christianity as the official state religion in your state?
Strongly favor . . . 20%
Favor . . . 14%
Oppose . . .16%
Strongly oppose . . . 31%
Not sure . . . 19%

3. Based on what you know, would you think that states are permitted by the constitution to establish official state religions, or not?

They are permitted . . . 11%
They are not permitted . . . 58%
Not sure . . . 31%

4. Would you favor or oppose a Constitutional amendment which would make Christianity the official religion of the United States?

Strongly favor . . . 18%
Favor . . . 14%
Oppose . . . 18%
Strongly oppose . . . 34%
Not sure . . . 16%
A former member
Post #: 29
This is breathtakingly stupid. Didn't any of the respondents ask which version of Christianity? --BB
Gregg C.
user 32918712
Tucson, AZ
Post #: 9
This is truly a damning comment on what has been lacking in our education system in Constitutional rights and good citizenship.
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