A new poll suggests that Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

Solid majorities in the new AP poll said it was extremely or very important for the U.S. to uphold religious freedom in general.

But while 82% said religious liberty protections were important for Christians, 61% said the same for Muslims.

The poll was conducted after Islamic extremist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

A Pew Research Center survey last year found an increasing share of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its followers.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.