According to an ABC News/Washington Post survey released Tuesday, 63 percent of respondents say Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky who objects to marriage equality based on religious grounds, should be required to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Davis spent five days in jail for refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She returned to work on Monday but did not interfere with a deputy clerk as he issued a marriage license to a lesbian couple.

The survey of 1,003 adults conducted September 7-10 found that 74 percent of adults believe that equality under the law is more important than religious beliefs when they conflict.

In the specific case of Davis, only 33 percent of adults said that she should not have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Among the 63 percent of adults who disagree with Davis, 72 percent also favor the judge's decision to jail her. Overall, 45 percent say she should have to issue such licenses and support her jailing.