Friday, August 22, 2008

Poll: Catholics Want Separation of Church and State

A new poll commissioned by Catholics for Choice shows that Catholics are pretty equally divided between the two major candidates. Barack Obama is leading over John McCain by a 42-40 margin, with 17 percent undecided. But most importantly, 70 percent of respondents said they thought the beliefs of Catholic bishops were irrelevant to public policy (backing up Jesse's post from a few days ago). Additionally, 73 percent believed that Catholic politicians and other public officials aren't obligated to make decisions that are in accordance with the Catholic Church's views. Based on most Catholics I know, this seems about right. But it looks like policy positions on choice rank far below economic and foreign policy concerns for most Catholics.

Cross posted at pushback.

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