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Most Republicans Support Declaring the United States a Christian Nation

posted on September 22, 2022

For Politico Magazine, researchers Stella Rouse and Shibley Telhami write that “a non-trivial number of Americans want to see the U.S. become a Christian nation— even if they acknowledge that the Constitution prohibits such a designation.” Their recent study, the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, found that 61 percent of Republicans support the idea of declaring the United States a Christian nation. They write, “Prominent Republican politicians have seized on this sentiment and are openly campaigning on a message of Christian nationalism.” Most Republicans, however, also acknowledged that such a declaration would be unconstitutional.

Read at Politico Magazine