Archive for Monday, February 5, 2001

Poll indicates voters feel strongly about Bush religious group funding plan

February 5, 2001


The Journal-World's online readers are taking part in a poll asking if they favor President Bush's plan to provide religious groups public funds for social service programs.

Bush announced Jan. 29 his proposal to provide billions of dollars in federal funding to faith-based groups that offer social service programs.

The announcement drew immediate criticism that it raises serious issues concerning the long-held American doctrine of separation of church and state.

The non-scientfic J-W poll, which went up on the site at 3 p.m. Jan. 29, had received more than 3,100 votes by 7 a.m. Monday.

At that time, 52 percent of those participating said they favor Bush's plan, while 46 percent said they opposed it and 2 percent were undecided.

Readers may continue to vote in the poll through Monday afternoon.

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