Poll Spot

Muslim Americans: A National Portrait

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-03

Muslim Americans are the most racially diverse religious group surveyed in the United States, with African Americans making up the largest contingent within the population, at 35%. The report also reveals that Muslim American women are one of the most highly educated female religious groups in the United States, second only to Jewish American women. […]

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Evangelical Leaders’ Contact with Muslims

Sponsor: National Association of Evangelicals
Released: 2009-02

The February Evangelical Leaders Survey asked: “Do you have a mosque in your neighborhood? Have you personally had a serious discussion with a Muslim in the past year?” In response 27% reported living or working in proximity of a mosque and 33% said they had a serious conversation with a Muslim. A large majority (73% […]

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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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The Arab-American Vote

Sponsor: The Arab-American Institute
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that shifts in party identification continues, with more Arab-Americans identifying as Democrat than did in 200. The Democrat/Republican break in 2000 was 40/38. Now it is 46/20. Obama leads by 21 points in the two-way matchup with McCain (54-33). The margin drops to 14 points (46-32) when Barr and Nader are included. […]

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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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