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Americans Feel Most Connected to A Local Religious Group

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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