Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about the influence religion has over the nation's political system, with an all-time high -- nearly four-in-ten -- saying there is too much talk of religion and prayer by politicians, according to a new poll.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents said political leaders are putting too much of a focus on religious issues, reports the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the highest amount the organization has tracked since it began asking the question more than a decade ago. While the percentage of respondents expressing this view has increased across party lines, it remains far more prevalent among self-identified Democrats than Republicans.
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