Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Religious Freedoms

This holiday season, new polling data shows Americans overwhelmingly support religious freedoms.

The new poll shows Americans support religious freedom and say that rights come from God, not the government. Summit.org, in cooperation with McLaughlin and Associates, released polling data this week that showed that “75 percent of American voters say the government does not have the right to force people to participate in practices that violate their religious beliefs.”

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Notably, “73 percent of American voters who have an opinion about the issue say that they agree with America’s founders that our rights are given to us by our Creator and not by the government.”

“There’s a widening gap between the dominant media narrative and what the American people actually believe. We’re seeing that in these numbers. As we approach a holiday established to thank God for His blessings on our nation, the American people still believe that our rights come from God, not from the government and that the right to believe and practice our religion must be respected,” said Jeff Myers of Summit.org. “Despite everything, it is encouraging to see that Americans still acknowledge the freedoms that made this nation great.”

The majority of Americans also favor civil disobedience as a means of protesting: “57 percent of American voters who have an opinion about the issue believe that civil disobedience is the appropriate response when the government oversteps its legal authority or engages in immoral behavior against its citizens.”

From the pollsters:

Results were from a survey of 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide and were conducted October 14th through October 18th. All interviews were conducted online; survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election. This poll of 1,000 general election voters has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

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