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100 Days In: President Obama’s Support from Religious Groups

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-04

Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama’s first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S. Muslims and Jews give Obama his highest job approval ratings, at 85% and 79%, respectively. He also receives solid majority support from Roman Catholics (67%) and Protestants (58%), and […]

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American Religious Identification Survey

Sponsor: Trinity College Program on Public Values
Released: 2009-03

The percentage of Christians in America, which declined in the 1990s from 86.2 percent to 76.7 percent, has now edged down to 76 percent. Ninety percent of the decline comes from the non-Catholic segment of the Christian population, largely from the mainline denominations, including Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians/Anglicans, and the United Church of Christ. These […]

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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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2008 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion

Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that 56% of Jewish respondents considered themselves Democrats, 25% considered themselves Republican, and 17% considered themselves independent. 73% of all respondents approved of Biden’s selection as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, while only 37% approved of the selection of Sarah Palin. Among these voters, the economy was the greatest concern, by a […]

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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-08

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 […]

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