Thursday, September 23, 2010

Religious influence on social opinion

Excerpts of Pew study: Religion plays key role in deciphering public opinion, Scott Taylor, Deseret News

While a number of Americans cite religion as the most important influence on shaping their opinion on key social issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion and the death penalty, religious attitudes play a substantially lesser role when it comes to opinions on poverty, immigration and the environment.

So shows a recent nationwide poll — the 2010 annual religion and public life survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.


The complete questionnaire and survey results can be found online, at

Read the entire Deseret News article here.

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