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Church & the Bayou State: Religion in Louisiana

* 1. Please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements:

The first amendment clearly supports the separation between church and state.

* 2. The United States was founded as a Christian nation.

* 3. When it comes to Louisiana state government, do you feel there is a clear separation between church and state, or would you say there is not a clear separation between church and state?

* 4. In your opinion, what is the place of religion in state politics?

* 5. Now, in thinking about the role of religion in public education, do you support prayer in public schools?

* 6. If yes, do you think the absence of prayer in public schools contributes to social decay?

* 7. Let’s talk about the issues of creationism and evolution. Please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements:

Creationism, which is defined as the religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural agency, should be taught in public schools.

* 8. Evolution, which is defined as the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations, should be taught in public schools.

* 9. In general, what one word best describes your impression of the role religion plays in public life these days? Just use the first word that comes to mind.

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