Most members of the American public like churches but dislike banks and news media, new research shows. Republicans are far more positive towards churches than Democrats, the report says.
In spite of a move away from organized religion in much of the country, Tennessee is still firmly evangelical Christian, according to a recent MTSU poll. And that faith shapes the way the state leans on hot-button issues, the finds show. The “scientifically-valid” poll was conducted last month and surveyed 600 randomly-selected Tennessee adults, the school’s pollsters said of the twice-annual questionnaire.