Boy Scouts Attendance Down

(WNS)–For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has enjoyed a special place in the minds and hearts of Americans. But following recent controversies, including the decision to allow openly homosexual Scouts into the program, the view of Americans toward Scouting seems to be shifting.  According to a survey by Rasmussen Reports, “favorable views of the Boy Scouts of America continue to decline.” According to the polling firm’s latest telephone survey, 59 percent of adult Americans have a favorable opinion of the Scouts. However, Rasmussen says this number is “down six points from 65 percent last May and a 14-point drop from 73 percent in February 2012. Twenty-eight percent now view the Boy Scouts unfavorably.” Perhaps most troubling for the Scouts, even its supporters are wavering. “The latest findings include 21 percent with a ‘Very Favorable’ opinion, down from 40 percent two years ago.” A full 10 percent of adults have a “very unfavorable” view of the BSA.

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