Recent Poll Concerning the Religious Tolerance of Indiana

June 28, 2004

Source: The Decatur Daily Democrat

Wire Service: AP

On June 28, 2004 The Decatur Daily Democrat/AP reported, "Most Hoosiers say they believe in God, but they don't believe in forcing their beliefs on other people, according to a recent statewide poll. The Indianapolis Star poll found that nine out of 10 adults saw themselves as religious, spiritual or both, and nearly 70 percent said they felt the presence of a higher power almost every day. Exactly what that higher power is, not all agree. But about 75 percent say no religion has all the answers and that there are many different ways to worship God. Nearly 60 percent of those interviewed said they attend religious services at least once a week. The poll found 29 percent of Hoosiers read the Bible or other religious texts every day, and 70 percent say they pray daily."