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Clergy Voices Survey Part II: Views on Theology and Gay and Lesbian Issues

Sponsor: Public Religion Research
Released: 2008-05

On a range of policy issues, Mainline Protestant clergy are generally more supportive of LGBT rights than the general population, and mostly in line with Mainline Protestants overall. Two-thirds of Mainline clergy support hate crimes legislation (67%) and workplace protections for gay and lesbian people (66%), and a majority (55%) supports adoption rights. Same-sex marriage […]

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Clergy Voices Survey

Sponsor: Public Religion Research
Released: 2008-03

Mainline clergy are much more likely to identify as liberal and Democratic than conservative or Republican. Almost half (48%) of all mainline clergy identify as liberal, compared to about one‐third (34%) who say they are conservative. A majority (56%) of mainline clergy identify with or lean towards the Democratic Party, compared to roughly one‐third (34%) […]

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Opinions on Notre Dame Invitation to President Obama

Sponsor: Quinnipiac
Released: 2009-05

U.S. voters say 56 – 31 percent, including 60 – 34 percent among Catholic voters, that Notre Dame University should not rescind its invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at the university’s commencement, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Observant Catholic voters who attend religious services about once a week say […]

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Climate Change and Poverty

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life and Oxfam America
Released: 2009-04

More than 6-in-10 (61%) believe dealing with climate change now will create new jobs and help avoid more serious economic problems in the future. Majorities of every religious group agree. Nearly 7-in-10 (69%) Americans and similar numbers of Catholics and evangelicals agree that climate change is making it harder for the world’s poorest people to […]

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The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2009-04

Fifteen percent of the total US population thinks torture can often be justified, 34% think it can sometimes be justified, 22% think it can rarely be justified, and 25% think it can never be justified. Among white evangelical Protestants, 18% think torture can often be justified, 44% think it can sometimes be justified, 17% think […]

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