Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.


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By Nicole Russell ~

A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns.

A new survey shows that Americans view religion as part of their identity, not as a hobby or simply “something they do.” Pictured: A woman attends a candlelight vigil procession in tribute to all of the lives affected by coronavirus outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on Oct. 19. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which gauges people of faith and their perspectives on current events.

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