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53% Think Judges More Hostile to Religion Than Founding Fathers Planned

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Most Americans continue to believe that judges are more hostile to religion than the Founding Fathers intended, but they’re less suspicious of the courts than they were two years ago.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of American Adults now believe rulings by judges in recent years regarding religion in public life have been more anti-religious than the Founding Fathers of the country intended. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 28% disagree and believe the judges have correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted May 1-2, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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