… The bad news is that 61% of Americans still want daily prayer in public schools.
That’s according to a new poll from Gallup:
When you break the numbers down by demographic, they’re pretty much what you’d expect. Daily classroom prayers are supported by those who attend church every week (82%), are Protestant (77%), and are Republicans (80%). Meanwhile the numbers were much lower from those who seldom attend church (49%), had no religious preference (35%), or are Democrats (45%).
What’s really sad is that there’s probably more support to have mandatory prayers in school than there is to teach proper science (without Creationism or Intelligent Design getting in the way).