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Support mixed for 'charitable choice'

Should faith-based organizations that help those in need receive government funding? "Yes," said 63 percent of Americans who took part in a study by Pew Charitable Trusts and the nonprofit group Public Agenda. "No," answered 34 percent.

 How about allowing religious messages in government-funded programs, as proposed by "charitable choice"? Opinions are mixed: 44 percent support funding of religious programs that help drug addicts or the homeless, even if the programs include religious messages; 23 support funding only if the programs stay away from religious messages; 31 percent oppose funding.


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