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Americans Favor More Religion in Schools

According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, most Americans feel there is not enough religion in the public schools and favor prayer in those schools.

Only 11 percent of Americans think there is too much religion in the public schools today, while 52 percent say theres not enough religion in the schools. When it comes to the current level of religion in schools, 29 percent view the current level as about right.

Most Americans -- 57 percent -- favor prayer in public school, but 28 percent are opposed.

When it comes to religious holidays, 80 percent believe public schools should have days off on at least some religious holidays, including 26 percent who think students should be off for all such holidays. Just 13 percent feel the schools should recognize no religious holidays.

The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted Oct. 21-22. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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