Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA).- A new survey reports that Americans feel more connected to their local church than to any other institution in society.

According to Rasmussen Reports, “nothing else comes close” to the bond between Americans and their local religious institutions.

A Rasmussen survey released March 3 found that 54 percent of U.S. adults feel somewhat or very connected to their local church or religious organization, with 34 percents saying they are “very connected.” The survey did not ask respondents’ religious affiliation.

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