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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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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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2008 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion

Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that 56% of Jewish respondents considered themselves Democrats, 25% considered themselves Republican, and 17% considered themselves independent. 73% of all respondents approved of Biden’s selection as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, while only 37% approved of the selection of Sarah Palin. Among these voters, the economy was the greatest concern, by a […]

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