•Christian morality also
plays an important role,
because Christians view
the economy and the government through their
faith. This becomes evident
in a study by Barna Research on a national
representative sample of 1003 adults concerning
abortion and homosexuality.
Only one percent of evangelicals
said abortion should be legal in
all situations as opposed to forty percent of
atheists. Ninety four percent
of evangelicals said that abortion should be
illegal in all instances or
in all but a few special circumstances.
Only thirty percent of atheists share
again Christians are twice as likely as non-Christians
to view homosexuality as an unacceptable
lifestyle. Ninety percent of evangelicals
and only one-third of atheists disapproved
of clergy marrying gay couples. Obviously,
people’s beliefs affect the views of society
and the sides of issues they choose.
Barna Research Group of Ventura, Californiawww.barna.org