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New poll says Americans becoming disenchanted with religious right and religious left

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Mixing God And Politics: Where Do Americans Really Stand?
By Charles C. Haynes
First Amendment Center senior scholar

Caught in the crossfire of culture-war battles over religion and politics, most Americans may be ready to say “a plague on both your houses.”

At least that’s one way to read a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and released Aug. 24.

According to the survey, nearly half of Americans (49%) believe conservative Christians have gone too far in trying to impose their religious values on the country. At the same time, 69% think liberals have gone too far in trying to keep religion out of schools and government.
Click through for more analysis of the poll results.

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