Poll Spot

News Interest Index: How the Public Perceives Romney, Mormons

Sponsor: The Pew Research Center
Released: 2007-12

More people express reservations about voting for a Mormon presidential candidate than for an evangelical, Jew or Catholic. Just 53% expressed favorable views about Mormonism and there appears to be a knowledge gap about Mormons. These views affected perceptions of Gov. Mitt Romney’s candidacy.

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Poll on Religion and IA caucus and NH primary

Sponsor: ABC News/Washington Post
Released: 2007-12

On Governor Mitt Romney’s religion, 36 percent of evangelicals say they’re less likely to vote for him because of his Mormonism– far more than the number of non-evangelical Protestants (7 percent) who say so.

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The Republican Race: Sweeping Changes

Sponsor: CBS News/New York Times
Released: 2007-12

43% of respondents said it’s very or somewhat important for a candidate to share their religious beliefs (62% of Republican primary voters said it was very/somewhat important).

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White Evangelicals, The Issues And The 2008 Election

Sponsor: CBS News
Released: 2007-10

More white evangelicals want to hear presidential candidates talk about health care and Iraq than any other issue and were more likely to say that Democrats were talking about these issues. White evangelicals are more likely to say that social issues are important in determining their vote and that it’s important for a candidate to […]

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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2007-09

The Pew Research Center has conducted several topical analyses using this data. Mormonism and Islam: Study gives insights into Americans’ views about Islam, Mormonism and Pope Benedict XVI; responses are broken down in terms of religious and political demographics. It also gives statistics on whether voters would vote for a Muslim or Mormon running for […]

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