Surprise, surprise. According to a new survey, churchgoers are more likely to support torture for terrorists:
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.
More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or never” go to services agreed, according to the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than six in 10 supported it.
The good news?
People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only four in 10 of them did.
The sample size is too small (742 Americans) to be definitive, but I’d be surprised if this wasn’t somewhat representative of reality. There’s just something about fundamentalism that attracts people without morals…