41% Believe Supreme Court Too Hostile Towards Religion, 15% Too Friendly
Throughout history, the relationship between church and state has been a major issue for societies. In the United States, the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but precisely what that means has been subject to ongoing debate.
Currently, 41% of American Adults believe that the U.S. Supreme Court is too hostile towards religions. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 15% believe it is too friendly while 30% believe the balance is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 11-12, 2013 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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