Opinion on church involvement in U.S. politics, by political affiliation 2012

This statistic shows public responses to the question of whether churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political questions or keep out of political matters in the United States in 2012. The results are divided by political affiliation. 60 percent of Democrats believe the church should stay out of political matters.

Public opinion on whether churches should express views on social and political questions or not in the U.S. in 2012, by party affiliation

RepublicanDemocratIndependent
Should keep out44%60%58%
Express views54%35%36%
Don't know3%5%6%
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Source

Release date

April 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 7-11, 2012

Number of respondents

1,503 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Should churches and other houses of worship express their views on social and political questions or keep out of political matters?"

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