Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 18, 2020 / 16:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
As some states and cities reinstate restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a survey has found that Americans believe places of worship should not be subject to harsher regulations than are businesses.
The Becket Fund released Nov. 17 its second annual Religious Freedom Index, a study tracking Americans’ perspectives on religious freedom.
The index examines six categories of American thought on religious liberty: Religious Pluralism, Religion and Policy, Religious Sharing, Religion in Society, Church and State, and Religion in Action.
A majority of respondents in their survey said that government and public health officials should treat houses of worship such as synagogues, mosques, and churches with at least the same priority for re-opening as businesses such as malls, restaurants, and retail stores.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/BECKETlaw?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BECKETlaw</a>'s second annual Religious Freedom Index found Americans think houses<br>of worship should be treated with at least the<br>same priority for reopening as businesses amid COVID restrictions: <a href="https://t.co/VGQDGCw4w0">https://t.co/VGQDGCw4w0</a> <a href="https://t.co/ETeusUIPiy">pic.twitter.com/ETeusUIPiy</a></p>— Kate Scanlon (@kgscanlon) <a href="https://twitter.com/kgscanlon/status/1329103999233110021?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>