Three-fourths (74%) of Republicans agreed that American culture has become "less hospitable to people of faith."
At a recent summit, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith.” Close to half (45%) of Americans agree with his statement, according to new data from YouGov Omnibus.
About one in five (21%) people said they “strongly agreed” with Sessions’ characterization, while another 24% said they “somewhat agreed.” Meanwhile, 37% of people “strongly” or “somewhat” disagree with this statement.
Approximately three-fourths (74%) of Republicans agreed with Sessions, while only 30% of Democrats did. People who identify as politically independent were also more likely to agree (47%) than to disagree (37%). About four in ten Democrats “strongly” disagree, while another 12% “somewhat” disagree.
People in the south (48%) — which includes Alabama, where Sessions was senator for 20 years — and in the midwest (48%) were somewhat more likely than their peers in the northeast (41%) and the west (40%) to agree that American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith.” People in the west were evenly split: while 40% agree with Sessions, another 40% say they disagree, and 20% aren’t sure.
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