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Poll: Most Americans Support Limiting In-Person Religious Gatherings

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A man prays next to photographs sent by parishioners on the empty benches during a Sunday mass at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Victories in Paris. In America, a poll has found that most support restrictions on in-person religious gatherings.

By    |   Friday, 08 May 2020 03:20 PM EDT

Most Americans support placing restrictions on in-person gatherings for religious services, with less than one-in-ten supporting no limits on in-person religious gatherings, The Hill reports.

The University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that almost half of Americans think in-person religious gatherings should be forbidden during the coronavirus pandemic, with slightly less supporting in-person gatherings with restrictions. Just a fraction supported holding services with no restrictions.

  • 48% said in-person religious services should not be allowed.
  • 42% said they should be allowed with restrictions.
  • 9% said they should be allowed without any restrictions.

Among those who identified as being religious, almost half still said that in-person services should not be allowed.

The AP-NORC poll surveyed 1,002 adults in the U.S. from April 30 to May 4, with a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.

Theodore Bunker

Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.

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Most Americans support placing restrictions on in-person gatherings for religious services, with less than one-in-ten supporting no limits on in-person religious gatherings, The Hill reports.
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