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Activating Values-Driven Progressive Voters

Sponsor: Faith in Public Life
Released: 2011-10

Faith in Public Life commissioned a September 2011 survey of registered Ohio voters’ views on economic issues. The survey, conducted by the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research, measured the impact of religious messages on attitudes related to health care reform, deficit reduction, and SB5, the collective bargaining restriction law. Knowing that moral values and […]

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Plurality of Americans believe capitalism at odds with Christian values

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution and Religion News Service
Released: 2011-04

Overall more Americans believe that Christian values are at odds with capitalism and the free market than believe they are compatible. This pattern also holds among Christians. Among Christians in the U.S., only 38% believe capitalism and the free market are consistent with Christian values while 46% believe the two are at odds. Religiously unaffiliated […]

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God’s Role in Natural Disasters

Sponsor: Religion News Service/Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2011-03

Most Americans believe in a personal God who is in control of everything that happens in the world — fairly standard orthodox theological affirmations –- but they resist drawing a straight line from those beliefs to God’s direct role or judgment in natural disasters. 7-in-10 Americans see God as a person with whom one can […]

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Religious Knowledge in the U.S.

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Released: 2010-10

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. On questions about Christianity – including a battery of questions about the Bible – Mormons (7.9 […]

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Religion, Proposition 8, and Same-Sex Marriage in California

Sponsor: Religion Public Religion and Research Institute
Released: 2010-07

As the state of California awaits U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s decision on whether Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution, a new survey released today by Public Religion Research Institute examines the role religion plays in structuring attitudes toward same-sex marriage and a range of other issues related to rights for gay […]

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