25 Sep 201
“A recent Pew Forum study indicated that 34 percent of New Jersey residents do not express an absolute belief in God, and 48 percent disagreed that “religion is very important to their lives.” Another Pew study found that the majority of Americans (54%) say that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters, and 38% says that there has been too much expression of religious faith and prayer from political leaders.
“The separation of religion and government affects all of us in a positive way–including protecting the religious from having another’s brand of religion imposed on them,” Rogers said. “These secular values are particularly important to remember and protect at the state level, where we’re seeing some of the most egregious legislation in state capitals across the country.”
The Secular Coalition for America published the scorecards in conjunction with the Secular Coalition for New Jersey, an established state chapter of the Secular Coalition, which lobbies state lawmakers on behalf of secular Americans in New Jersey.”