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.
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