You read that correctly: 34% in favor of establishing Christianity as the state religion.
And these critics fully accept the notion of an Arab state of Palestine with Islam as the state religion.
In the first rule he advised his son to continue to recognize Buddhism as the state religion.
But Islam is in essence a state religion rather than a church.
The heathen world was a waste, and Christianity had become the state religion.
We object to a state religion—then we would have no religion at all.
The real turning-point had been reached earlier, when Christianity became the state religion under Constantine I. in 312.
In this state religion found him, and administered the happy cure.
He did for Buddhism what Constantine effected for Christianity; he organized it on the basis of a state religion.
But it was pleasant only for those who conformed to the state religion.