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100 Days In: President Obama’s Support from Religious Groups

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-04

Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama’s first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S. Muslims and Jews give Obama his highest job approval ratings, at 85% and 79%, respectively. He also receives solid majority support from Roman Catholics (67%) and Protestants (58%), and […]

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The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2009-04

Fifteen percent of the total US population thinks torture can often be justified, 34% think it can sometimes be justified, 22% think it can rarely be justified, and 25% think it can never be justified. Among white evangelical Protestants, 18% think torture can often be justified, 44% think it can sometimes be justified, 17% think […]

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Analysis of 2006-2008 Values and Beliefs polls

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-03

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s official opposition to abortion and embryonic stem-cell research, a Gallup analysis finds almost no difference between rank-and-file American Catholics and American non-Catholics in terms of finding the two issues morally acceptable. The new Gallup analysis, based on aggregated data from Gallup’s 2006-2008 Values and Beliefs surveys, indicates that Catholics in […]

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American Religious Identification Survey

Sponsor: Trinity College Program on Public Values
Released: 2009-03

The percentage of Christians in America, which declined in the 1990s from 86.2 percent to 76.7 percent, has now edged down to 76 percent. Ninety percent of the decline comes from the non-Catholic segment of the Christian population, largely from the mainline denominations, including Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians/Anglicans, and the United Church of Christ. These […]

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Post-election poll

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life, Sojourners, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Released: 2008-11

• Almost twice the number of white evangelicals who voted for Obama say he “shares their values,” is “friendly” to religion. • Obama significantly improves upon perceptions of Democratic Party’s “friendliness” to religion. Fifty-four percent of voters see Obama as friendly to religion, a 16-point improvement over his party’s numbers. • Palin nomination resulted in […]

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