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The Number: 52 percent — Pentecostals

Separation of church and state

More than half (52 percent) of American pentecostals say that the government should take steps to make the United States a Christian nation, rather than emphasizing the distinction between church and state. A survey by the Pew Forum finds that overall a quarter of American Christians share this view. Support for the idea is also strong in Africa, where 48 percent of Kenyan pentecostals, 58 percent of Nigerian pentecostals and 45 percent of South African pentecostals say the government should take steps to make their nation a Christian nation.

Source: Pew Research Center

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