In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly assessed how Americans have changed their stance on a number of issues, including immigration and Christianity.

He stated that a new Associated Press poll taken among American adults found that 50 percent of Americans want to provide a legal way for illegal immigrants already in the country to stay in the U.S. legally, while 48 percent do not.

O'Reilly said the poll found that 57 percent of Americans agree with providing a way for illegal immigrants whose children are citizens to stay in the U.S., while 40 percent oppose the idea.

"Another finding, three-quarters of Republicans say they would prefer a [presidential] candidate who would undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration," he said. "So there is a big split between Democrats and Republicans. But the majority, according to the AP poll, would consider policies that are beneficial to illegal aliens. That's a change."

O'Reilly remarked that on the religious front, a new Pew Research study found that Christianity is on the decline in America.

According to the study, 78.4 percent of Americans described themselves as Christians in 2007, but that number dropped to 70.6 percent in 2014.  

O'Reilly noted that the study also found that in 2007, only 16.1 percent of Americans were unaffiliated religiously. But last year, that number increased to 22.8 percent. 

He said that there is "no question that people of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment," referencing rap music and TV shows. 

O'Reilly asserted that the main reason Christianity is on the decline in America is because of poor leadership and corruption within the Catholic Church. 

"The priest scandal devastated the Catholic landscape in America," he said. "Although the founding fathers wanted freedom of religion, they did not want a secular nation."

He added that the chaos is overwhelming on the immigration front.

"Americans remain essentially a fair people. They know the system is broken, and they know our leaders are playing politics with people's lives," he said. "There is a fair way to deal with illegal immigration, and Americans want that put into place."

O'Reilly said that the country is "changing for the worse" and that the "upcoming election is perhaps the most important one in our lifetime."

Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.


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