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Trends in Candidate Preferences Among Religious Groups

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-10

As of Oct. 16-19, 2008, Obama leads among all registered voters, 52-38. White evangelicals are still strongly supporting McCain, but support for Obama amongst this group has increased 8 points over the past few weeks (from 18 to 24), while McCain’s has dropped from 74 to 67. White mainline Protestant candidate support has flipped– from […]

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Americans’ Views on Church Involvement in Partisan Politics

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-10

Two-thirds (66%) of the public opposes churches and other houses of worship speaking out in favor of one candidate over another. Among religious groups, white evangelical Protestants are nearly as opposed to such endorsements as are those who are unaffiliated with any particular religion (64% vs. 68%). Black Protestants register the lowest level of opposition, […]

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Trends in Candidate Preference by Religious Group

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-10

McCain’s support from evangelical voters is at 69% (up from 61% in mid-June), compared to Obama’s 21%. Over the past few months, white mainline Protestants have flipped– a slight plurality now favor Obama (44% compared to 43% who prefer McCain). In mid-June, McCain was preferred by 53% of this group and Obama by 39%. A […]

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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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Baylor Religion Survey

Sponsor: Baylor University
Released: 2008-09

Even with congregations of more than 1,000 members, the Baylor Religion Survey found that megachurches surprisingly are more intimate communities than small congregations of less than 100 members. During the past 63 years, several polls show the percentage of atheists has not changed at all, holding steady at only 4 percent of Americans who say […]

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