Poll Spot

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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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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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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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-08

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 […]

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Poll of Evangelical Voters

Sponsor: Time
Released: 2008-08

70% of white evangelical voters support Sen. John McCain, though only 15% do so enthusiastically. White evangelicals also favor McCain on most fronts, from categories like “protection against terrorism” to “best understands the concerns of average citizens.” Also, these voters pick Sen. McCain over Sen. Barack Obama as the candidate who is most guided by […]

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