Should the separation of church and state be absolute?
U.S. public opinion on the separation of church and state in 2012
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the separation of church and state among the U.S. population in 2012. 41 percent of the respondents stated that the separation of church and state should be absolute. However, 65 percent of the Democrats endorse secularization, while 54 percent of the Republicans are against it.
Should the separation of church and state be absolute?
YesNoNot sure
All respondents41%34%25%
Democrats65%17%19%
Republicans24%54%22%
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Sources

Release date

March 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 3-6, 2012

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

U.S. public opinion on the separation of church and state in 2012
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the separation of church and state among the U.S. population in 2012. 41 percent of the respondents stated that the separation of church and state should be absolute. However, 65 percent of the Democrats endorse secularization, while 54 percent of the Republicans are against it.
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