Summit Ministries conducted the poll in partnership with Rasmussen Reports and also found that Americans oppose key provisions of the Equality Act, federal legislation that – if approved by Congress and the president – would do away with the Clinton-era Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
82% of Americans say freedom of religion is important to a healthy American society. Only 9% say it is not important. 20% of Americans say churches and faith-based charities should be required by law to hire people who oppose their religious beliefs.
"There are more people who think that they've been visited by aliens than who think that religious freedom is not important, and yet Congress continues to push ahead with diminishing it whenever they have the opportunity," Summit Ministries' Dr. Jeff Myers recently told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" program. "We still have our work cut out for us in educating the public on this, but that should be good news that Americans are not interested in forcing churches and charities to do things that they don't want to do."