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Religion and the 2008 Election : A Pre-Election Analysis

Sponsor: The Paul B. Henry Institute of Calvin College
Released: 2008-06

For the first time since the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, a larger percentage of mainline Protestants call themselves Democrats than Republicans. Evangelical Protestants still lean heavily toward the Republican Party and generally support Sen. John McCain for president, although not as strongly as they did George W. Bush in 2004.

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Ohio Post-Election Poll of Primary Voters

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life/Zogby
Released: 2008-03

In typical primary exit polls sponsored by the National Election Pool (ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, FOX News and NBC News), only those who voted in Republican primaries are asked if he or she identifies as an evangelical or born-again Christian. In this poll, however, voters in both primaries were asked. Forty-three […]

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Missouri and Tennessee Post-Election Poll of Primary Voters

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life/Zogby
Released: 2008-02

In typical primary exit polls sponsored by the National Election Pool (ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, FOX News and NBC News), only those who voted in Republican primaries are asked if he or she identifies as an evangelical or born-again Christian. In this poll, however, voters in both primaries were asked. One […]

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Nationwide Survey on Candidate Preference

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-02

Republicans have lost the allegiance of many Born-Again Christian voters. In this February 2008 poll, if the election were to be held today, 40% of all born again adults who are likely to vote in November would choose the Democratic candidate and just 29% would choose the Republican candidate. Note: The Barna Group identifies evangelical […]

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“What Evangelicals Want” Poll Results

Sponsor: Beliefnet
Released: 2008-01

This online poll of more than 1,000 evangelicals found that respondents’ views about both parties have become less positive. Issues identified as high-priority include abortion, improving public education and access to health care, “cleaning up the government,” ending torture, and ending the Iraq War. 51% said Christian Right leaders “sometimes” represent their political views, with […]

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