more than 75% said the Church should allow contraceptives and 72.4%
said divorce should be allowed, 94.4% said they believe in God and more
than 51% said the country discriminates against people who have strong
faith and live according to their religious beliefs.
58.3% said they
would prefer if the government were open to religion and religious
leaders, while 36% said the Church should speak out on political
issues. Young people among respondents acknowledged they were
less religious than older age groups. 52.7% of respondents said
there was very little religion in schools.
than 60% of Chileans believe religion is “very important” in their
lives, according to a recent poll taken by the Chilean daily “El
Mercurio.” The poll showed that in general, 50% consider religion
to be important and 32% somewhat important, but emphasized the high
value of religion in one's personal life.