On the other hand, the vast majority -- 89 percent -- said in a 2002 ABC/Washington Post Poll that they supported keeping the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Paul Ryan said today that having the pledge and prayer in schools should be a matter for the states. But last December, Romney said he was "not looking for teachers to have prayer every day in the classroom" but supported having prayers at "special ceremonies" such as at graduations or football games.
I know there are some people who would like to make this nation a secular nation who want to take God out of everything that exists in this country," Romney said at a campaign event in Iowa on Dec. 16. "We have been blessed by our creator, and I think it's appropriate for us to recognize that In the public square."
ABC News' Emily Friedman, Sushannah Walshe and Elizabeth Hartfield contributed to this report.