September 21, 2007

Pentecostals and the Separation of Church and State

52%

That’s the proportion of American pentecostals who say that the government should take steps to make the U.S. a Christian nation, rather than emphasizing the distinction between church and state.

More than half (52%) of American pentecostals say that the government should take steps to make the United States a Christian nation, rather than emphasizing the distinction between church and state. A survey by the Pew Forum finds that overall a quarter of American Christians share this view. Support for the idea is also strong in Africa, where 48% of Kenyan pentecostals, 58% of Nigerian pentecostals and 45% of South African pentecostals say the government should take steps to make their nation a Christian nation. Read More