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When push comes to shove, Americans prefer religious liberty over LGBT rights, poll shows
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Though most Americans want common ground in the tug of war between religious liberty and LGBT rights, it appears they favor religious liberty, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates. - photo by Herb Scribner
If push came to shove, American voters would support religious liberty over LGBT rights, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates cited by The Washington Examiner.

The poll which asked Americans what they felt was more important, religious liberty or protecting LGBT rights found that 31 percent prefer saving religious liberty compared with the 8 percent who would vote for LGBT rights, the Examiner reported.

This poll comes during a time when America's religious liberty rights have been at the forefront in Supreme Court cases and have been a hot topic heading into the 2016 election cycle.

Overall, Americans prefer to see a solution that helps both sides. A separate poll by Caddell Associates found 71 percent of Americans want to see "a commonsense solution that both protects religious freedom and gay and lesbian couples from discrimination, the Examiner reported.

There is an overwhelming sense on the part of American voters that they want to find common ground in order to protect both the expression of religious freedom and the rights of gays and lesbians, Caddell Associates said, according to the Family Research Council. What is clearly being signaled is an aversion to having an all-out cultural war between these competing interests.
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