Religious Freedom Index, American Perspectives on the First Amendment, 2020
CitationLyman, C., & Allsop, D. (2021, February 15). Religious Freedom Index, American Perspectives on the First Amendment, 2020.
SummaryThe Religious Freedom Index gives a unique look into American public opinion on First Amendment freedoms. The Index's focus on core religious liberty principles, contextualized with questions on some of the year's most pressing social issues, provides a yearly cross section of public sentiment on the intersection of law, religion, and culture.
The Index covers six dimensions of religious freedom: Religious Pluralism, Religion and Policy, Religious Sharing, Religion in Society, Church and State, and Religion in Action. The scores on these dimensions contribute to an annual composite Index score on a scale from 0 to 100 where 0 indicates complete opposition to principles of religious freedom and 100 indicates robust support.
In addition to the annual Index questions, this year's poll asked about Americans' opinions on the intersection of religious liberty and the COVID-19 pandemic, elections, and racial justice.
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