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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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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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Christians and the Environment

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-10

Three-quarters of self-identified Christians (78%) agree they would like to see their fellow Christians take a more active role in caring for God’s creation in a way that is both informed and biblical. Among evangelicals, 90% would like Christians to take a more active role in caring for creation, with 67% agreeing strongly. This sentiment […]

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Changes in American Megachurches

Sponsor: Leadership Network and Hartford Institute for Religious Research
Released: 2008-10

Megachurches show considerable consistency over the past eight years. They continue to grow in size, lead the way as America’s most multi-ethnic class of church, show a strong bias toward contemporary worship, and remain minimally involved in politics. However, they also are institutions in transition. They are now offering more worship services and expanding to […]

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National Survey of Latino Protestants: Immigration and the 2008 Election

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life, America's Voice Education Fund, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jesse Miranda Center
Released: 2008-10

Latino Protestant support for the Republican ticket nearly cut in half since 2004. Latino Protestants view immigration as a faith issue. A candidate’s position on immigration is a key factor for Latino Protestants in determining their vote and more trust Democrats to deliver. Immigration reform is a priority for Latino Protestants on par with abortion […]

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