Poll Spot

Analysis of 2006-2008 Values and Beliefs polls

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-03

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s official opposition to abortion and embryonic stem-cell research, a Gallup analysis finds almost no difference between rank-and-file American Catholics and American non-Catholics in terms of finding the two issues morally acceptable. The new Gallup analysis, based on aggregated data from Gallup’s 2006-2008 Values and Beliefs surveys, indicates that Catholics in […]

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Blacks and Conservatism

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-12

Only 31% of black Democrats in America say homosexual relations are morally acceptable, roughly the same as the 30% of Republicans who agree, while very much different from the 61% of non-black Democrats who say homosexual relations are morally acceptable. there are major gulfs between the attitudes of black Democrats and the attitudes of nonblack […]

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Who’s for Religious Diversity?

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-12

Some 59% of Americans say they would rather live in a community where there are many people with different religions, while 25% say they would prefer to live mainly among people who are the same religion as they are. Some 40% of white evangelicals, 42% of Hispanic Catholics, 38% of those who attend religious services […]

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Post-election poll

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life, Sojourners, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Released: 2008-11

• Almost twice the number of white evangelicals who voted for Obama say he “shares their values,” is “friendly” to religion. • Obama significantly improves upon perceptions of Democratic Party’s “friendliness” to religion. Fifty-four percent of voters see Obama as friendly to religion, a 16-point improvement over his party’s numbers. • Palin nomination resulted in […]

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Beliefnet’s 2008 Exit Poll

Sponsor: Beliefnet
Released: 2008-11

This is an unscientific poll of Beliefnet users, which looks voting patterns and preferences of the most religious of the Obama and McCain constituencies- those who attend church weekly or more. (Exit polls indicated that 55% of those who attend worship services weekly or more voted for McCain while 43% voted for Obama, an improvement […]

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