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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Only 24% of Americans aware that religious freedom is 1st Amendment right : News Headlines - Catholic Culture


The following excerpts are from CatholicCulture's Catholic World News:

  • An annual survey of over 1,000 Americans has found that only 24% of respondents are able to identify religious freedom as a First Amendment right.
  • The survey, conducted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, also found that only 13% of women and 6% of men believe that religious freedom is the most important freedom mentioned in the First Amendment.
  • “The majority of Americans (62%) agree that if a religiously affiliated group receives government funding, then the government should be able to require the group to provide health-care benefits to same-sex partners of employees, even if the religious group opposes same-sex marriages or partnerships,” the survey continued.

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Only 24% of Americans aware that religious freedom is 1st Amendment right : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

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