Republican group) say that its necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values, while just 28 say this is not necessary. In addition to freedom for themselves, most Muslims believe individuals from other religions are able to practice their faith openly. Arent most Americans fairly consistent in their conduct within the precepts of religious doctrine? Only in Russia does a majority (58) believe religious leaders should have at least some influence. In Malaysia, too, a majority of Muslims (63) are worried about extremist groups; however, more Malaysian Muslims express concerns about Christian than Muslim groups (31. The gap is particularly large in Lebanon, where 51 of Muslims who pray several times a day believe religious leaders should have at least some political influence, compared with 13 of those who pray less often. Elsewhere in these two regions, even fewer say this tactic can be justified. Views on the role of religion in politics may not be the only factor affecting attitudes toward Islamic parties. In 15 of the other countries surveyed, similar double-digit gaps emerge over the question of Islamic parties, with those who support a role for religious leaders in politics consistently more favorable toward Islamic political parties. At the same time, many Muslims say religious leaders should influence political matters and see Islamic political parties as just as good or better than other political parties. By contrast, fewer than a quarter of Muslims view Islamic parties more favorably than other parties in the Palestinian territories (21 Kosovo (16 Bosnia-Herzegovina (12 Azerbaijan (11) and Kazakhstan (9).
But there is considerable distance between these deep-red groups in their views of same-sex marriage. Four-in-ten Palestinian Muslims see suicide bombing as often or sometimes justified, while roughly half (49) take the opposite view. Playboy: But arent such spiritual hypocrites in a minority? Support for same-sex marriage is a near-unanimous position among Solid Liberals: 96 say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, including 70 who say they strongly favor this.
Relatively few among both groups say they are religiously unaffiliated. Among Republican-oriented groups, most Market Skeptic Republicans (62) and New Era Enterprisers (58) think religion should be kept separate from government policy. A similar proportion of Muslims (30) in Bosnia-Herzegovina are worried about both Muslim and Christian groups in the country. In the Middle East-North Africa region, on balance, Muslims are more concerned about Islamic than Christian extremist groups, but more than one-in-five in most countries surveyed in the region are worried about both Islamic and Christian groups.
When it comes to the intersection of religious belief and government policy, most Americans (65) think religion should be kept separate from government policies, while 32 think government policies should support religious values and beliefs. Playboy: You havent found any answers for yourself in organized religion? What moral defection have I suggested? In college Student Lifestyles the Middle East-North Africa region, a majority of Muslims in most countries surveyed say religious leaders should play a role in politics. But I dont believe in a personal God to whom I look for comfort or for a natural on the next roll of the dice.
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