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Christianity bad for sexuality?

Seventy-two percent of Americans say Christian faith positively impacts helping the poor and raising children.But 37 percent said it has a negative impact on sexuality, compared to 26 percent who noted a positive influence.

Grey Matter Research asked more than 1,000 Americans if Christianity had a positive, negative or no real impact on 16 areas of society, such as crime, poverty and women's roles.

Fifty-two percent said Christianity helps keep the U.S. a "strong nation," and 49 percent said it has a positive influence on women's role in society.


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