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Religious Americans: A Good and Decent People?

From MSNBC Dec 20 2014 ””’ Back in May 2009, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted surveys and found that the more religious an American is, the more likely he or she is to support torture. More than five years later, not much has changed. Sarah Posner reported this week: A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans, by a 59-31% margin, believe that CIA “treatment of suspected terrorists” in detention was justified. A plurality deemed that “treatment” to be “torture,” by a 49-38% margin.  Remarkably, the gap between torture supporters and opponents widens between voters who are Christian and those who are not religious.