GodsBigBlog: Religious Affiliation and the Torture Debate

Forty-nine percent of the U.S. population believes that torture can often or sometimes be justified, according to a survey released April 29 by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Americans declaring a religious affiliation — especially white evangelical Protestants — were more likely than reliously unaffiliated Americans to state that torture is often or sometimes justified.

The survey also found that those who attend church on a weekly basis were more likely to condone torture than those who seldom or never go to church.

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