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Americans Want Religion to Stay Out of Politics, New Survey Finds


<b>Americans Want Religion to Stay Out of Politics, New Survey Finds</b>While Americans largely have a positive view of the role of religion in public life, they overwhelmingly want religious institutions to stay out of politics, a new survey from the Pew Research Center has found.
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Sixty-three percent of U.S. adults believe churches and other houses of worship should "keep out" of political matters.  And while both parties overwhelmingly agree that religion is losing influence in American life, 63 percent of Republicans say this is a bad thing, whereas 27 percent of Democrats also believe the same.

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