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When it comes to religion, polls suggest the Golden Rule is for suckers.

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5%
of self-identified atheists and agnostics claim their “faith” was the most important factor in determining their vote in the 2004 election.

74%
of Catholics believe “religious groups should stand up for their beliefs in politics.”

52%
also believe “religious groups of all kinds sould stay out of politics.”

46%
of devout evangelicals say the government should fight hunger and poverty, even if it means higher taxes on the wealthy.

This percentage ranks last among 18 American religious groups polled.

84%
of devout evangelicals support the pro-life position on abortion, the highest percentage of 18 groups polled.

25%
of devout evangelicals support the pro-life position on capital punishment, the lowest percentage of the 18 groups.

57%
of Americans feel “homosexuals should have the same rights as other Americans.”

27%
of Americans feel homosexuals should have the right to marry

27%
of Americans believe that all Muslim Americans should be required to register there whereabouts with the federal government.

12%
of the highly religious believe this.

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