Poll: Most in US back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic. And only about a third say that prohibitions on in-person services violate religious freedom. Just 9% think in-person religious services should be permitted without restrictions amid the pandemic, while 42% think they should be allowed with restrictions and 48% think they should not be allowed at all. That’s according to the poll by The University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It shows an increasing number of religious Americans are turning to virtual services during the outbreak.