Poll Spot

Moral Issues and Catholic Values

Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Released: 2008-10

71% of U.S. residents think the nation’s moral compass is pointing in the wrong direction. A similar proportion of Catholics and practicing Catholics share this view. A plurality of Catholic voters, 39%, are Democrats, and 45% describe themselves as moderate. 70% of Americans do not support same-sex marriage including 38% who advocate no legal recognition […]

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Catholic and Protestant Hispanics’ Presidential Preferences

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-10

Taken as a group, Hispanic voters solidly support Barack Obama over John McCain for president, but there is a significant difference in the Hispanic vote by religion. Catholic Hispanics support Obama by a 39-point margin, while Hispanics who are Protestant or who identify with some other non-Catholic Christian faith support Obama by a much smaller […]

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Candidate Preference by Religious Attendance

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-10

A week before the election, John McCain is winning overwhelmingly among non-Hispanic whites who attend church weekly, while Barack Obama dominates among whites who seldom or never attend church.

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Trends in Candidate Preference by Religious Group

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-10

McCain’s support from evangelical voters is at 69% (up from 61% in mid-June), compared to Obama’s 21%. Over the past few months, white mainline Protestants have flipped– a slight plurality now favor Obama (44% compared to 43% who prefer McCain). In mid-June, McCain was preferred by 53% of this group and Obama by 39%. A […]

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Faith and American Politics Survey

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life
Released: 2008-10

Monthly worship attenders swing to Obama in 2008. More Americans think Obama is friendly to religion than McCain. Younger Catholics more strongly support Obama, abortion rights, and more active government than older Catholics. Younger white evangelicals strongly oppose abortion rights but are less conservative and more supportive of same-sex marriage than older evangelicals. Younger white […]

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