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 […]
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 […]
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.
For the first time since the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, a larger percentage of mainline Protestants call themselves Democrats than Republicans. Evangelical Protestants still lean heavily toward the Republican Party and generally support Sen. John McCain for president, although not as strongly as they did George W. Bush in 2004.
This study looks at evolution and its offshoots, demonstrating that opinions on these questions and their role in public life are divided.