Almost two thirds of Australians support people’s legal right to choose and express their religious faith.
That’s according to the National Poll on Religious Freedom commissioned by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
It surveyed just over 1,000 people.
A majority of of them agreed that health professionals and organisations of faith, should not be forced to perform services which contravene their religious beliefs.
60% of participants were against religious schools being forced to employ staff who disagreed with their statement of faith.
ACL managing director, Martyn Iles, says the results shows Australians supported the protection of “people of faith, as well as faith-based institutions and their values”.
He also believes the results will help inform their vote at the next state and federal elections.