Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Poll: Most in US say religious expression in public schools is OK

Ecumenical News International
News Highlights
21 September 2010


Poll: Most in US say religious expression in public schools is OK

Washington DC (ENI/RNS). A majority of those in the United States -
including those who do not practice a particular faith - think
students should be able to express their religion in public schools, a
new poll by the First Amendment Center finds. Three-quarters of
Americans support student religious speech at public school events. A
slight majority of those who don't practice religion (52 percent)
think such expression is appropriate, Religion News Service reports.
In addition, 80 percent of Americans said students should be permitted
to pray at events at public schools. "Clearly most Americans want to
keep government out of religion, but they don't see an expression of
faith by a student at a public school event as a violation of the
separation of church and state," said Ken Paulson, president of the
Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center in a 15 September announcement
of the findings. [332 words, ENI-10-0643]


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