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Written by Don Byrd   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A new ABCNews-Fusion poll shows most Americans believe political leaders should not rely on their religious beliefs in making policy decisions. 14% said they should not rely much on them while 39% said not at all for a 53% majority. Of the 45% who said political leaders should rely on their religious beliefs, 18% said they should rely a great deal, while 26% said only somewhat. Some religious groups are more likely to answer yes.

On the role of religion, not surprisingly, a broad 74 percent of evangelical white Protestants say political leaders should rely at least somewhat on their religious beliefs in making policy decisions. That falls to half as many non-evangelical white Protestants, 37 percent, and drops further, to 16 percent, among Americans who profess no religion. 

You can read the entire poll here.

 
 
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