A new survey found that while nearly all millennials support religious freedom in the abstract, they are split about 50/50 on whether or not people should be able to live out their faith.
Glenn had the story on radio Tuesday.
“We need to find ways to shore up the Constitution and start teaching the Constitution,” Glenn reminded the audience, noting how educating the next generation in these fundamental freedoms is essential. “They will not rise up to protect or defend something [when] they don’t even know what it is.
Conducted in 2015, the survey found that 95% of millennials think religious freedom is important, the Deseret News reported. The survey respondents were then asked to examine these two statements and compare them:
There is a difference between a business serving people equally and forcing a business to participate in a ceremony that violates their religious beliefs. We should respect religious freedom of these people.
There is no difference between illegal discrimination and a business person refusing to provide services to a gay wedding ceremony for religious reasons. We should enforce anti-discrimination laws against these people.
Of those surveyed, 50% agreed with the first statement, while 49% chose the second one. Additionally, 58 percent of millennials agreed with the statement that religion “is personal and should not play a significant role in society.”
"Many people think that they are siding with the Constitution when they agree with statement number two. They're not. But they don't even know that," Glenn said.