Examining Americans’ Views on Religious Freedom and Its Limits

Majorities support the right to practice any or no religion without government restriction, but many Americans think some groups face threats to these freedoms today.

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Americans perceive some religious groups as more under threat than others -- A majority (52%) think Muslims’ freedom of religion is threatened, and 42% say the same about Jews. A quarter or fewer say other groups face challenges to their religious freedom.

Americans perceive some religious groups as more under threat than others, according to a recently released UChicago Divinity School/AP-NORC Poll. A majority (52%) think Muslims’ freedom of religion is threatened, and 42% say the same about Jews. A quarter or fewer say other groups face challenges to their religious freedom.