Rasmussen reports that people who take their faith seriously think Obama’s a joke

New Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying of likely U.S. Voters shows that the president earns a job approval rating of 58% among those who rarely or never attend church or religious services. However, among those who attend services every week or nearly every week, just 38% offer their approval. Among those who attend more than one service a week, approval is even lower at 31%.

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Poll: Notre Dame Erred By Inviting Obama

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Poll: Notre Dame Erred By Inviting Obama

By MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, The Bulletin
Thursday, May 07, 2009

A recent Rasmussen poll found 52 percent of Americans believe the University of Notre Dame should have followed guidelines set by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and not award an honorary degree to President Barack Obama because he has acted in opposition to the Catholic Church’s moral principles.

The national telephone survey found that 25 percent believe the university should issue the degree and 19 percent are not sure.

The guidelines set by the bishops in 2004 said, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

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