Still Standing? The Wall of Separation

March/April 2022

Every issue of Liberty magazine includes a declaration of principles, which begins with this statement: “The God-given right of religious liberty is best exercised when church and state are separate.”

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center provides an intriguing snapshot of current beliefs about what role Christianity—and religion in general—should play in civic life.* The takeaway? A majority of Americans still support the principle of separation of church and state.

* All statistics are from: Pew Research Center, “In U.S., Far More Support Than Oppose Separation of Church and State,” October 28, 2021.