National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 17-18, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do religious leaders have too much influence on U.S. government policy, not enough influence or about the right amount of influence?
2* Are religious leaders engaging in politics when they criticize government policies that violate the basic beliefs of their religion?
3* Is it a hate crime when religious leaders criticize social policies such as gay marriage that violate the basic beliefs of their religion?
4* Should the government be allowed to prosecute religious leaders for comments that criticize government and social policies that violate the basic beliefs of their religion?
5* How important is your religious faith in your daily life – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence