Poll Spot

The Republican Race: Sweeping Changes

Sponsor: CBS News/New York Times
Released: 2007-12

43% of respondents said it’s very or somewhat important for a candidate to share their religious beliefs (62% of Republican primary voters said it was very/somewhat important).

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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2007-09

The Pew Research Center has conducted several topical analyses using this data. Mormonism and Islam: Study gives insights into Americans’ views about Islam, Mormonism and Pope Benedict XVI; responses are broken down in terms of religious and political demographics. It also gives statistics on whether voters would vote for a Muslim or Mormon running for […]

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National Survey on Religious Commitment, Belief and Activity

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2007-03

The most significant spiritual differences between Democrats and Republicans are in the areas of belief and commitment, rather than “arena of behavior.” Democrats are more likely than Republicans to attract a wide variety of religious perspectives.

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Values Update Survey

Sponsor: Pew Research Center for People and the Press
Released: 2007-03

Republicans are as religious as they were in past decades while Democratic levels of commitment have decreased; there are declines in “traditional” or “conservative” social attitudes.

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Religion and the 2006 Elections

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2006-12

Pew analysis of the 2006 exit polls: Democratic gains were concentrated among non-Christians and secular voters, while the GOP held on to voters who attend religious services more than once a week and those who attend church at least once a week.

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