Slightly more than a third of U.S. adults favor establishing Christianity as an official religion of their state, according to a new poll from YouGov/Huffington Post.
The survey found that 20 percent of U.S. adults strongly favor establishing Christianity as the official state religion. Another 14 percent said they favored such. The poll found 16 percent opposed, 31 percent strongly opposed and 19 percent "not sure."
On a related question, 58 percent of those surveyed said the constitution probably prohibits establishing an official state religion.
On other questions, the poll found:
• 37 percent think the country has "gone too far in keeping religion and government separate," 29 percent think the country has "gone too far in mixing religion and government" and 17 percent think the country has "struck a good balance in terms of the separation of church and state."
• 18 percent would strongly favor a constitutional amendment making Christianity the official religion of the United States and 14 percent "favor" such an amendment.
About 54 percent of Republicans, 28 percent of independents and 26 percent of Democrats favor Christianity as the official U.S. religion.
The poll, conducted April 3-4 and surveying 1,000 people, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4.
Last week, North Carolina Republicans advanced a state resolution that would allow the state to declare an official religion, which would protect prayer in schools and legislative events. The bill was killed later in the week.