Poll Spot

Gallup Annual Values and Beliefs Poll

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2010-05

Americans’ support for the moral acceptability of gay and lesbian relations crossed the symbolic 50% threshold in 2010. At the same time, the percentage calling these relations “morally wrong” dropped to 43%, the lowest in Gallup’s decade-long trend. Notably, there has been a 16-point jump in acceptance among Catholics, nearly three times the increase seen […]

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Religion among the Milennials

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2010-02

By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans. Yet in other ways, Millennials remain fairly traditional in their religious beliefs and practices. In their social and political views, young adults are clearly more accepting than older Americans of homosexuality, more inclined to see evolution as the best […]

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Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2010-03

National Survey Six-in-ten Americans believe that it is somewhat (43%) or very difficult (17%) for immigrants to come to the U.S. legally today. White mainline Protestants and Catholics are significantly more likely than white evangelicals to say the legal immigration process is difficult (65% and 64% to 51% respectively). At least 8-in-10 Americans from every […]

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Opinions on Notre Dame Invitation to President Obama

Sponsor: Quinnipiac
Released: 2009-05

U.S. voters say 56 – 31 percent, including 60 – 34 percent among Catholic voters, that Notre Dame University should not rescind its invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at the university’s commencement, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Observant Catholic voters who attend religious services about once a week say […]

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Climate Change and Poverty

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life and Oxfam America
Released: 2009-04

More than 6-in-10 (61%) believe dealing with climate change now will create new jobs and help avoid more serious economic problems in the future. Majorities of every religious group agree. Nearly 7-in-10 (69%) Americans and similar numbers of Catholics and evangelicals agree that climate change is making it harder for the world’s poorest people to […]

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