MSNBC poll on ‘In God we Trust’
The Jacksonville Daily Progress has a short article on an MSNBC poll asking “should the motto ‘In God We Trust’ be removed from U.S. currency?”:
Of the 7,230,365 votes cast as of 11:45 a.m. Monday, 78 percent of those participating in the poll voted to keep the motto, compared to 22 percent voting to remove it from U.S. currency.
“That doesn’t surprise me,” said Kevin King, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church-Jacksonville. “I think most people, particularly in this region, have a deep faith and believe this country was founded on that.
It’s tied to our heritage as much as anything and most people want to see that remain solid in our culture”, King said.
The Daily Progress’ attempts to interview a local atheist were unsuccessful.