Denver Newsroom, Nov 17, 2021 / 14:34 pm
A legal group known for representing religious believers in court announced this week that support for the “principles of religious freedom” among U.S. adults reached a three-year high in 2021, based on a new survey and analysis by the group.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, based in Washington D.C., released their third annual Religious Freedom Index report Nov. 17, which aims to serve as a comprehensive study of Americans’ perspectives and views on religious freedom.
Becket says their research shows that a majority of Americans think worship and funerals at houses of worship should be considered essential activities in a pandemic. The report found that among the various demographic groups they surveyed, the people most likely to rate religious activities as “essential” were Republicans, Generation X, and Black and Hispanic people.
Becket says their analysis of the survey data demonstrates that support for religious freedom has reached a three year high, based on a "composite" score devised by the group.