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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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Candidate Preference by Religious Attendance

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-10

A week before the election, John McCain is winning overwhelmingly among non-Hispanic whites who attend church weekly, while Barack Obama dominates among whites who seldom or never attend church.

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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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Young Evangelical Christians and the 2008 Election

Sponsor: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly
Released: 2008-09

Key findings: John McCain is solidly winning white evangelical Christians on the ballot. Young evangelical Christians are less likely to support McCain’s candidacy. Young white evangelical Christians also are less likely to give McCain a positive favorability rating than white evangelicals over age 30. Young evangelical Christians display generational differences on some key social issues.

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