Jan 9, 2017 / 21:44 pm
Religious freedom continues to enjoy strong backing from most Americans, a new survey says.
"Majorities of Americans – regardless of party – have embraced religious freedom and have rightly rejected the false notion that it is something negative," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus said Jan. 9. "They overwhelming support the protection of our first freedom, the free exercise of religion."
The Catholic group sponsored a Marist Poll survey of 2,729 U.S. adults conducted in December 2016.
Almost 90 percent of survey respondents saw protecting religious freedom as a priority. Overall, 57 percent described it as an "immediate priority" and another 32 percent considered it an "important" priority.