A narrow majority of the public says that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and political matters. For a decade, majorities of Americans had voiced support for religious institutions speaking out on such issues. Second, while the Republican Party is most [...]
70% of white evangelical voters support Sen. John McCain, though only 15% do so enthusiastically. White evangelicals also favor McCain on most fronts, from categories like “protection against terrorism” to “best understands the concerns of average citizens.” Also, these voters pick Sen. McCain over Sen. Barack Obama as the candidate who is most guided by [...]
Sen. John McCain currently holds a 36% lead over Obama among white evangelicals, smaller than President George Bush’s 43% lead over Sen. John Kerry at same point in 2004 campaign.
This study looks at evolution and its offshoots, demonstrating that opinions on these questions and their role in public life are divided.
While Americans still have sharp differences on issues like abortion, homosexuality and evolution, there is growing consensus among people of faith on issues related to poverty, the environment and pursuing peace through diplomacy. The Religious Landscape Survey includes responses from 35,000 respondents, and has spurred further, topical analysis. Palin V.P. Nomination Puts Pentecostalism in the [...]