“The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes of three groups toward programs of released time for religious instruction. These three groups were: a systematic random sample of citizens in Oregon, all public high school teachers in Oregon, and all church leaders in Polk and Marion counties. Specifically, answers to five general questions were sought:
- What was the level of awareness to the recent expansion of released time for religious instruction?
- What level of interest existed for the actual establishment of extended programs of released time for religious instruction?
- What might be the impact on the public high school of establishing released-time religious education programs?
- What impact might the establishment of released-time religious education programs have on the churches?
What impact might the establishment of released-time programs have on church-school relationships?”
Richard Jennings Arnold, A comparison of the attitudes of three groups toward released time for religious instruction in Oregon (1978).