Poll Spot

Changing Faiths : Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

Sponsor: The Pew Research Center
Released: 2007-04

This survey evaluates the impact of renewalism on Hispanic Christianity, as well as mapping the connections between Hispanics’ religious beliefs and their political and ideological views. Even after controlling for language ability, nationality, generation and education, for instance, Latino evangelicals are still significantly more conservative than are Catholics on social issues, foreign policy issues and […]

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Role of Organized Religion in America

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2007-01

Americans are divided in their opinions about the current level of influence displayed by organized religion in America today. Thirty-two percent would like organized religion to have less influence “in this nation,” 27% would like it to have more, and 39% say that the current amount of influence should be kept as is. During the […]

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Religion and the 2006 Elections

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2006-12

Pew analysis of the 2006 exit polls: Democratic gains were concentrated among non-Christians and secular voters, while the GOP held on to voters who attend religious services more than once a week and those who attend church at least once a week.

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The 11th Biannual Youth Survey on Politics and Public Service

Sponsor: Harvard University's Institute of Politics
Released: 2006-10

This survey examines all American youth (18-24) and notes the differences between those who attended a four-year college or university and those who did not. While political satisfaction among youth is down, political engagement is up. Follow the link to the survey above and scroll down to the bottom of the page for a helpful […]

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Spirit and Power : A 10 Country Survey of Pentecostals

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2006-10

Survey provides data on Pentecostals’ views on political issues, role of religion in politics, religious views of their political leaders, and separation of church and state. Pew conducted surveys in 10 countries with sizeable renewalist populations: the United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, […]

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