In June, the US Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by activist Michael Newdow on behalf of a group of atheists challenging the appearance of "In God We Trust" on currency.
However, an August survey conducted by College Pulse found that close to half (45%) of American university students believe "In God We Trust" should be removed from our money. (The motto first appeared on coins in 1864, and a 1955 law mandated its appearance on all currency).
As reported by the College Fix, many students in favor of removal pointed to the importance of the separation of church and state. One student from the University of Massachusetts had a strange solution to keep the motto but lowercase "god," explaining "I think that's a much more open saying that fits with freedom of religion." Uh, ok. What about freedom from religion?
Female students were more in favor of removing "In God We Trust" from currency than their male counterparts (50% compared to 36%), and...