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Americans Defend Media’s Right to Say What They Want

Americans have mixed feelings about how media organizations treat religion in this country, but they strongly defend their right to say what they want to.

Just 44% of American Adults think the media in this country are generally respectful of organized religion and those who practice it. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (36%) say the media is not respectful of religions and people of faith. Twenty percent (20%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 8-9, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 8-9, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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