Politicians and Religion

A new Pew poll finds that 38% of those surveyed said that politicians talk too much about religious faith, while 30% said they should talk about it more.  There was a strong divide along party lines, with 52% of Democrats saying there was too much talk, but only 27% of Republicans.

This in an interesting contrast to 2010, when only 29% said there was too much religious talk and 37% said there was too little.

In the current survey, 54% said that religious institutions should stay out of politics, while 40% said they should not.