Poll Spot

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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The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Election

Sponsor: University of Akron/Ray C. Bliss Institute of Advanced Politics
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that evangelicals were supporting McCain at nearly the same rate as they were supporting George W. Bush at the same time four years ago. Evangelical Protestants favored McCain over Obama by 57.2 percent to 19.9 percent margin. Also, Mainline Protestants and non-Hispanic Catholics were divided, but leaning slightly toward McCain. Obama was […]

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Baylor Religion Survey

Sponsor: Baylor University
Released: 2008-09

Even with congregations of more than 1,000 members, the Baylor Religion Survey found that megachurches surprisingly are more intimate communities than small congregations of less than 100 members. During the past 63 years, several polls show the percentage of atheists has not changed at all, holding steady at only 4 percent of Americans who say […]

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