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Poll: 55 Percent of Tea Partiers Believe in Carrying Guns into Church

| by Michael Allen

According to a survey published by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Wednesday, 55 percent of Tea Party movement supporters think people should be allowed to bring concealed guns to church.

The gun toting Tea Partiers were followed by 38 percent of Republicans, 17 percent of Independents and nine percent of Democrats.

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The poll also said that 68 percent of Americans said the Second Amendment is as important as other rights in the U.S. Constitution, reports AFP.

However, 52 percent of Americans favor tougher gun control laws, against 44 percent.

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PRRI research director Daniel Cox said in a statement: “White evangelical Protestants and white mainline Protestants are also substantially more likely than Catholics to own guns.”

The survey was conducted between August 8 and 12 among 1,006 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent, reports AFP.