Religious organizations spend more than $390 million a year on
lobbying and advocacy, according to a report released today that
identifies pro-Israel groups as the No. 1 spenders.
Also among the top spenders are organizations fighting for or against
abortion rights and groups that endorse traditional cultural values,
according to the report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The report examined direct lobbying to influence legislation and
issue-oriented public policy work, offering the first detailed analysis
of religious advocacy in two decades.
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