57% Think Churches Essential to Healthy Communities
Most Americans believe churches are an essential part of a healthy community.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of American Adults believe it is possible to have a healthy community with absolutely no churches or religious presence. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disagree and say it is not possible to have a healthy community without churches. (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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