The Role of Religion: Banneker Center Survey #206
Economic Justice Survey

Results of January Survey
The Role of Religion

Thank you for providing your opinions! Here is what you said.

The institution that should play the biggest role in the education of youth is:

65% said the family
19% said the government
0% said religion
8% said other
8% said unsure

Providing assistance to the indigent, poor, or destitute:

82% said should be a top concern of religions
18% said should be a concern of religions, but not a top concern
0% said should be of little concern to religions

Religion is:

18% said a fraud, an opiate to keep people down
27% said necessary to the human soul and the human spirit's development
45% said neither of the above
10% said both of the above

How did you learn morals and values?

9% said from religion
64% said from family
0% said from school
27% said from peers or other individuals
0% said from television and other media

Do you believe in a God or other supernatural being?

36% said yes, in one god
0% said yes, in more than one god
18% said unsure
46% said no

There is only one true religion.

18% said yes, that is right
82% said no, that is wrong
0% said unsure

The three great monotheistic religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) are responsible for how much of the violence of the last 2,000 years?

30% said less than 15%
0% said 15-35%
20% said 36-50%
20% said 51-65%
10% said 66-85%
20% said more than 85%

A person's religion or lack of one should not affect how he or she is treated by the government or in education, hiring, housing, ability to marry, or treatment in the courts.

100% said yes, that is right
0% said no, that is wrong
0% said unsure

Thank you again for participating! Now you can go on to the February survey on the Rights of Citizens, or
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