US Exceptionalism, Military Force and Torture

A new survey reveals that Americans who believe God has given the US a special role in world history also tend to favour military force over diplomacy and believe that torture is warranted under certain conditions.  White Evangelicals were more likely than other groups to believe in US exceptionalism. The comprehensive survey also looked at other issues including the correlation between perceptions of President Obama's faith and individual's views towards him; the charitable role of government and churches; whether or not Islam is compatible with American values; whether or not whites face discrimination as much as blacks and other minorities.

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