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This survey, done for the Pew Center for People and the Press in the Summer of '96 is an excellent source of statistics regarding the influence of faith in American politics. A must for anyone not already familiar with America's religious geography.
Progressives readily admit that there is less overt religious presence in the national 'public square' than there has been historically, but deny that the extent is as dramatic as conservatives assert. Progressives also point out that in a diverse society, it is bigotry to expect our nation to continue to reflect the same religious values that it has for the first part of its history.
This incredible PBS mini series was lauded by those on all sides of these issues for both its objectivity and its scope. When was the last time anything aired by PBS was previewed at the Christian Coalition's Road to Victory rally?