Survey: As Critical Election Looms, 80% of Americans Value Their 1st Amendment Rights

Survey: As Critical Election Looms, 80% of Americans Value Their 1st Amendment Rights

iVoterGuide: ‘Who You Vote For Will Impact Your Religious Freedom for Years to Come’

August 10, 2020

DALLAS, Texas — According to a recently released poll, 8 out of 10 voters will have religious freedom on their minds when they vote in the 2020 election, now less than three months away. The survey results highlight for candidates the prominent role that a track record of defending First Amendment rights — which iVoterGuide monitors for voters — will play in earning constituents’ votes.

The poll was conducted in February by The University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In the months following the survey, national, state and local government leaders have made innumerable decisions that provide voters with clear information and data on where candidates stand on the issue of religious freedom. As the First Amendment continues to face threats from government leaders, religious liberty will hang in the balance this November.

iVoterGuide president Debbie Wuthnow emphasizes the need for voters to know where candidates stand on religious liberty.

“Americans see the growing threat to their religious freedom. Over one million voters have already relied on the 2020 iVoterGuide to determine which candidates up and down the ballot are most likely to defend and advance this foundational liberty,” Wuthnow said. “Candidates also recognize religious freedom is a front-burner issue to Americans. They are completing iVoterGuide’s candidate survey in record numbers, making iVoterGuide an essential resource for liberty-minded voters.”

Leaders at all levels of government in many states have reacted to the pandemic by issuing restrictions threatening the free exercise of religion. Restrictions on churches issued by California and Nevada, and upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States, indicate the 2020 election to be a critical moment for Americans to educate themselves on what candidates stand for based on data provided by iVoterGuide.

This election will determine the state of religious freedom in America for 2021 and beyond. Using iVoterGuide, voters looking for information on how candidates view the freedom of religion will find clear, thoroughly researched information to guide their decisions at the polls.

Providing the most comprehensive, educational information on nearly every race in the country, iVoterGuide has researched over 24,000 candidates in more than 11,000 races and offers sample ballots, voting information and candidate evaluations. From election dates to voter registration deadlines and polling locations, iVoterGuide has resources to help turn out 2.2 million voters across all 50 states in the 2020 primary and general elections in order to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise and traditional American values. Learn more at

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To interview a representative from iVoterGuide, contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or ext. 102.