December 14, 2009

Hollywood: Not God’s Kind of Town

47%

Nearly half the country considers Hollywood unfriendly toward religion.

Few Americans see Hollywood (11%), scientists (12%) or the news media (14%) as friendly toward religion. But while pluralities see the news media (42%) and scientists (42%) as at least neutral, almost half the country (47%) sees Hollywood and the makers of movies and TV shows as unfriendly toward religion. Far more Americans see Hollywood as unfriendly toward religion than say the same about the Democratic Party (22%), GOP (12%) or Obama administration (17%). Republicans (67%) are significantly more likely than Democrats (31%) to say Hollywood is unfriendly toward religion. Those who attend church at least weekly (61%) and white evangelical Protestants (70%) are also highly likely to see Hollywood as unfriendly to religion, while far fewer among those who attend church less often (39%) and the religiously unaffiliated (27%) say so. Republicans, weekly-church goers and evangelicals are also more likely than other groups to say the news media and scientist are unfriendly toward religion but at lower levels than with respect to Hollywood. Read More