Poll: Americans OK with student religious speech


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — A majority of Americans think students should be permitted to express their religious views in public schools, according to a poll by the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center.

The telephone survey of 1,003 adults found that 75 percent of Americans support students' religious speech, reports the Religion News Service. Fifty-two percent of Americans who do not practice religion also support such expression. 

In addition, the survey found 80 percent of Americans think students should be allowed to offer prayers at public-school events. The full survey results are available here.