Annual Religion and Public Life Survey
The Pew Research Center has conducted several topical analyses using this data.
Mormonism and Islam: Study gives insights into Americans’ views about Islam, Mormonism and Pope Benedict XVI; responses are broken down in terms of religious and political demographics. It also gives statistics on whether voters would vote for a Muslim or Mormon running for office. http://www.pewforum.org/surveys/religionviews07/
Presidential Race: Surveys feelings on 2008 presidential candidates respective to their religions. Most Americans, including the secular, find it important for a candidate to have religious beliefs. Also explores religion and party ID, as well as individual issues. http://www.pewforum.org/surveys/campaign08/
American Catholics: This analysis of Catholic respondents in the 2007 Annual Religion and Public Life Survey compares Catholics to the general population on questions like frequency of prayer and importance of religion in one’s life. It also looks at Catholics by worship attendance and the emerging renewalism of Hispanic Catholics, as well as Catholic stances on moral and social issues (which tend to mirror the general public’s opinion). http://www.pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=294;http://www.pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=295
Young, white Evangelicals: A decline in support for President Bush and in identification with the Republican party suggests young white evangelicals are less Republican than in years past; they are still more conservative than those in their age group (general population). http://www.pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=250