Poll Spot

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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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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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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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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