Americans Feel Most Connected to A Local Religious Group
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Most Americans feel connected to a local church or religious organization, and nothing else comes close. Government and politics are near the bottom of the list.
Generally, people feel that they are connected and play a positive role in some organizations but not others. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of American Adults feel at least somewhat connected to their local church or religious organization, with 34% who think they are Very Connected. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Tied for second are local charities and local recreational groups such as a sports league or theater group. Twelve percent (12%) feel Very Connected in each case.
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