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Madonna World Tour: 41% Say Staged Crucifixion “Offensive”

25% Report “Very Unfavorable” Opinions of Pop Star

Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna is at it again with her current “Confessions” world tour. During one segment of her performance, the Material Girl sings while suspended from a giant cross and wearing a crown of thorns. The scene has prompted sharp responses from the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, especially overseas, but generated lukewarm responses among the American public.

Forty-five percent (45%) of respondents to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey about the pop star say they’ve read, seen or heard about the segment; 51% have not. Forty-one percent (41%) of the 1,000 adults surveyed say they consider the scene offensive. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree.

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