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Poll: 7 in 10 Hispanics Want Biblical Values Taught in Public Schools

Poll: 7 in 10 Hispanics Want Biblical Values Taught in Public Schools

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NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Nov. 14, 2012 – Sixty-nine percent of Hispanics, America’s fastest-growing population group, want Biblical values taught in public schools, according to a new study. The study also found 42 percent of Hispanics say the Bible influences their political and social views, however 43 percent said they read the Bible less than once a year. The results come from the study Hispanic America: Faith, Values & Priorities, which was conducted by the Barna Group in conjunction with the American Bible Society, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and OneHope. By 2050, it is predicted that there will be no ethnic or racial majority in the U.S. and Hispanics are projected to make up 25 to 30 percent of the population, said Barna, which is also launching its Hispanic division to coincide with the study’s release. “The election was yet another indicator of the growing influence of Hispanic America,” said Barna Group President David Kinnaman. “We think this group is so significant that we are creating a new division at Barna to take a deeper look at what this important demographic is really thinking about faith, values, churches and themselves.” A total of 2,046 interviews (1,044 online and 1,002 by phone) were conducted among Hispanics age 18 and older living in the U.S. in August and September 2012. READ MORE:  http://wordnews.org/2012/11/14/poll-7-in-10-hispanics-want-biblical-valu...