Was the United States founded as a Christian nation? Thomas J. Billitteri has done some excellent reporting on this question in an extensive study on the relationship between government and religion published in the recent issue of the Congressional Quarterly Researcher.
Last November I had a lengthy phone interview with Billitteri on the subject and I am quoted several times throughout the piece. Billitteri’s report is available for purchase–both in hard copy and electronic PDF– at the CQ Press website. Those interested in this subject should check it out.