Poll Spot

Religion Among White Voters

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-09

Sen. John McCain has Sen. led Barack Obama throughout the summer of 2008 among highly religious white voters and continues to do so in the first three days of September, with no sign of change coincident with the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.

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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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The Arab-American Vote

Sponsor: The Arab-American Institute
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that shifts in party identification continues, with more Arab-Americans identifying as Democrat than did in 200. The Democrat/Republican break in 2000 was 40/38. Now it is 46/20. Obama leads by 21 points in the two-way matchup with McCain (54-33). The margin drops to 14 points (46-32) when Barr and Nader are included. […]

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How Americans View Evangelical Voters

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-09

According to this new poll, evangelicals will have a significant effect on the election outcome (59% of American adults said this was either “very” or “somewhat accurate” regarding evangelical voters). 59% believe evangelicals will cause the political conversation to be more conservative and 56% think that evangelicals will spend too much time complaining and not […]

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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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