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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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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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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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