Poll Spot

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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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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Faith and American Politics Survey

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life
Released: 2008-10

Monthly worship attenders swing to Obama in 2008. More Americans think Obama is friendly to religion than McCain. Younger Catholics more strongly support Obama, abortion rights, and more active government than older Catholics. Younger white evangelicals strongly oppose abortion rights but are less conservative and more supportive of same-sex marriage than older evangelicals. Younger white […]

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National Survey of Latino Protestants: Immigration and the 2008 Election

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life, America's Voice Education Fund, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jesse Miranda Center
Released: 2008-10

Latino Protestant support for the Republican ticket nearly cut in half since 2004. Latino Protestants view immigration as a faith issue. A candidate’s position on immigration is a key factor for Latino Protestants in determining their vote and more trust Democrats to deliver. Immigration reform is a priority for Latino Protestants on par with abortion […]

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Catholic and Protestant Hispanics’ Presidential Preferences

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-10

Taken as a group, Hispanic voters solidly support Barack Obama over John McCain for president, but there is a significant difference in the Hispanic vote by religion. Catholic Hispanics support Obama by a 39-point margin, while Hispanics who are Protestant or who identify with some other non-Catholic Christian faith support Obama by a much smaller […]

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