WASHINGTON -- Politicians should keep their religion to themselves
and quit publicly praying and talking so much about their faith,
according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The number of people saying "there has been too much religious talk
by political leaders" stands at an all-time high since Pew's Forum on
Religion & Public Life began asking the question more than a decade
ago. Most Americans continue to say that churches and other houses of
worship should keep out of politics. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans, or 38
percent, say they have heard "too much expression of religious faith and
prayer from political leaders." Members of both parties say there is
too much discussion of religion but that view is more common among
Democrats than Republicans.
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