In our local paper a couple issues back there was an article on whether or not our local government should have prayer before the opening of any meeting. It seemed the consensus was that most felt they would try to keep a prayer of some type in place, although there was one individual that commented they personally didn't see the need but would go along with whatever the commissioners decided, which I am respectfully disappointed in that outlook but not surprise by his thinking. Also in the article it was stated that there seems to be somewhat a double standard, which I agree, in that before Congress opens, the tradition is that they open in prayer, but this seems to be viewed differently for local government systems.
I know for most this seems a bit trivial, and religion should be kept private, and not in any open forum. Plus many feel there's little need for these old traditions in our modern world, and that we ourselves personally pray seldom or not at all.