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Religion and the 2008 Election : A Pre-Election Analysis

Sponsor: The Paul B. Henry Institute of Calvin College
Released: 2008-06

For the first time since the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, a larger percentage of mainline Protestants call themselves Democrats than Republicans. Evangelical Protestants still lean heavily toward the Republican Party and generally support Sen. John McCain for president, although not as strongly as they did George W. Bush in 2004.

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Overall Analysis of Religious Trends

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-05

This page distills much of Gallup’s survey work on religion, evaluating beliefs and behaviors of Americans.

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Evangelical Leaders Survey : Many Pastors “On Their Own” For Health Insurance

Sponsor: National Association of Evangelicals
Released: 2008-05

“Thousands of pastors and churches are among the millions of Americans without health insurance,” according to Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), based on responses to the organization’s May Evangelical Leaders Survey.

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Evangelical Leaders Survey : No Candidate Endorsements

Sponsor: National Association of Evangelicals
Released: 2008-03

When asked “Does your church advise parishioners who to vote for?” evangelical leaders answered with a resounding “No!” Most included the exclamation mark as part of their answer. However, many congregations do hand out voter information packets.

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Ohio Post-Election Poll of Primary Voters

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life/Zogby
Released: 2008-03

In typical primary exit polls sponsored by the National Election Pool (ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, FOX News and NBC News), only those who voted in Republican primaries are asked if he or she identifies as an evangelical or born-again Christian. In this poll, however, voters in both primaries were asked. Forty-three […]

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