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"In For Goodness' Sake, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Public Agenda [an online publication] set out to better understand what Americans think about religion, its role in the United States today, and how it intersects with public life.

"One message arrived loud and clear: Americans strongly equate religion with personal ethics and behavior, considering it an antidote to the moral decline they perceive in our nation today. Crime, greed, uncaring parents, materialism—Americans believe that all these problems would be mitigated if people were more religious. And to most citizens, it doesn't matter which religion is involved.

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