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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 Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Election

Sponsor: University of Akron/Ray C. Bliss Institute of Advanced Politics
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that evangelicals were supporting McCain at nearly the same rate as they were supporting George W. Bush at the same time four years ago. Evangelical Protestants favored McCain over Obama by 57.2 percent to 19.9 percent margin. Also, Mainline Protestants and non-Hispanic Catholics were divided, but leaning slightly toward McCain. Obama was […]

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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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