According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 61% of Americans say it is important that members of Congress have strong religious beliefs. 51% of Americans also say that churches should keep out of politics, though 43% indicated the church has an obligation to express its views on social and political questions.
The survey also reflects that President Obama’s “Muslim Problem” still persists, with 18% of Americans stating they believe the president is a practicing Muslim. Only 34% of Americans believe the president is a practicing Christian, down 14 points from March 2010. Wow.