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Survey: Americans tend to believe capitalism, Christianity at odds

Catholic World News - April 22, 2011

By a 44%-36% margin, Americans believe that “capitalism and the free market system are at odds with Christian values,” according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. In addition, 62% of those surveyed believe that “one of the biggest problems in this country is that more and more of the wealth is held by just a few people.“

The survey also found that 67% of Americans believe it is very important or somewhat important for the clergy to speak on the issue of abortion.

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  • Posted by: impossible - Apr. 22, 2011 11:59 PM ET USA

    USCCB strikes again. Encyclicals present sound social justice teachings, state desirable ends without making judgments on how best to achieve those ends, while condemning class envy, the welfare state, Socialism, Marxism, excessive taxation and confiscation of private property. Liberals ignore or gloss over those points, preferring instead to foment class envy and class warfare to advance their socialistic agenda. For a good read, Google: “Rev. Sirico: The Moral Basis for Economic Liberty,”

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