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Half of U.S. evangelical Christians do not support government funding of faith-based organizations, a survey shows. Newly released data from the Baylor Religion Survey show that 50 percent of evangelicals and 65 percent of the total population think federal funding of religious organizations is inappropriate. About 26 percent of the total respondents surveyed said they are in favor of such funding. Byron Johnson, a sociology professor at Baylor University, said evangelicals’ views may be the product of misinformation and rumors about the requirements for getting faith-based grants.


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