A new survey released by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty addresses the topic of education and whether parents or school administrators should have the final word on the curriculum being taught to children.
The Religious Freedom Index comes during a time when parents and public schools have been battling over hot-button issues such as Critical Race Theory (CRT) and adopting transgender policies.
The comprehensive study is based on responses from 1,000 Americans to questions about their views on religious liberty.
On the topic of education, 63 percent of respondents said that “parents should have the final say and should be able to opt-out of morally objectionable or inappropriate content,” while 37 percent believe that “public schools should have the final say and parents should not be able to opt-out of morally objectionable or inappropriate content.”
Questions about higher education were asked and the amount of freedom religious groups should have to engage in public discussions while on campus.
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