Poll Spot

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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Catholics and Presidential Nominee Support

Sponsor: Associated TV/Zogby International
Released: 2008-08

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.

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Candidate Support by Church Attendance

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-08

An aggregate of Gallup polls shows that those who attend church weekly or monthly are more likely to support Sen. John McCain and those that attend church rarely are more likely to support Sen. Barack Obama.

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Nationwide Candidate Preference Poll

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-08

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 […]

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