THE SECULAR PRESS
Not many headlines, it seems, are inspired by the Creator these days: Just 19 percent of Americans say reporters and the news media are “friendly” toward religion. Naturally, there’s partisan interpretation: 11 percent of Republicans and 24 percent of Democrats agree that the press is a faith-friendly bunch, according to a new survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Another 35 percent of Americans overall also say the press is downright “unfriendly” to faith. The majority of Gopers — 56 percent — agree, compared to 22 percent of Democrats. Thirty-eight percent overall say the press is neutral to religion; 29 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of Democrats agree. Meanwhile, the Republican Party bests Democrats and the Obama administration as being most at home with religion. See more numbers in today’s Poll du Jour at column’s end.
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