Poll Spot

Moral State of the Union

Sponsor: Religion News Service/Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2011-01

Fewer than one quarter (22%) of Americans say they would give the current ‘moral state of the union’ a grade of an “A” or a “B.” Catholics are about as likely to rate the nation’s moral climate positively (“A” or “B”) as they are poorly (“D” or “F”) – 28% vs. 33%. However, a majority […]

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Hearings on Alleged Extremism in American Muslim Community

Sponsor: Religion News Service/Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2011-02

A majority (56%) of Americans say that the upcoming Congressional hearings to investigate alleged extremism in the American Muslim community are a good idea, compared with 29% who say they are a bad idea. More than three-quarters (76%) of those who most trust Fox News say it is a good idea compared to only 45% […]

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God’s Role in Natural Disasters

Sponsor: Religion News Service/Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2011-03

Most Americans believe in a personal God who is in control of everything that happens in the world — fairly standard orthodox theological affirmations –- but they resist drawing a straight line from those beliefs to God’s direct role or judgment in natural disasters. 7-in-10 Americans see God as a person with whom one can […]

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The Tea Party and Religion

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Released: 2011-02

Conservative and Critical of Government The Tea Party is much more Republican and conservative than the public as a whole. Indeed, Tea Party supporters are more conservative on economic issues and the size of government than either Republicans in general or all registered voters. Tea Party supporters were inclined to see corporations as making a […]

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Religious Knowledge in the U.S.

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Released: 2010-10

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. On questions about Christianity – including a battery of questions about the Bible – Mormons (7.9 […]

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