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 [...]
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.
For the most part, the various faith communities of the U.S. currently support Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency. Among the 19 faith segments that The Barna Group tracks, evangelicals were the only segment to throw its support to Sen. John McCain. Among the larger faith niches to support Sen. Obama are non-evangelical born again [...]
A narrow majority of the public says that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and political matters. For a decade, majorities of Americans had voiced support for religious institutions speaking out on such issues. Second, while the Republican Party is most [...]
In mid-July, Catholics favored Democratic Sen. Barack Obama by 11 percent. This poll, from August, shows they now favor Republican Sen. John McCain by a margin of 50 to 34 percent.