Update on Poll Suggesting Evangelicals Support Torture
By Jacqueline L. Salmon
Just in, here's another look from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life at its much-discussed poll analysis that suggested evangelicals are more likely to support torture than those from other faith traditions. Washington Post pollster Jon Cohen scrutinized the survey and noted that the differences were more likely caused by political, not religious differences.
Pew sides with us. Religion, it notes in its new analysis released this afternoon, "is only one of many factors correlated with views on the justifiability of torture. Differences between Republicans and Democrats are even larger than differences across religious groups, with 64% of Republicans saying torture can be often or sometimes justified, compared with only 36% among Democrats."
Posted by: ThomasBaum | May 11, 2009 5:55 PM
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