Poll Spot

“What Evangelicals Want” Poll Results

Sponsor: Beliefnet
Released: 2008-01

This online poll of more than 1,000 evangelicals found that respondents’ views about both parties have become less positive. Issues identified as high-priority include abortion, improving public education and access to health care, “cleaning up the government,” ending torture, and ending the Iraq War. 51% said Christian Right leaders “sometimes” represent their political views, with […]

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Nationwide Survey of Moral and Social Issues

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-01

This survey examines the perceived importance of 10 diverse issues. Issues include HIV/AIDS, personal indebtedness, abortion, with attention paid to whether voters are born-again Christian or not. Note: The Barna Group identifies evangelical and Born-Again Christians differently than other polling organizations, using their own criteria rather than self-identification.

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Poll on Religion and IA caucus and NH primary

Sponsor: ABC News/Washington Post
Released: 2007-12

On Governor Mitt Romney’s religion, 36 percent of evangelicals say they’re less likely to vote for him because of his Mormonism– far more than the number of non-evangelical Protestants (7 percent) who say so.

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News Interest Index: How the Public Perceives Romney, Mormons

Sponsor: The Pew Research Center
Released: 2007-12

More people express reservations about voting for a Mormon presidential candidate than for an evangelical, Jew or Catholic. Just 53% expressed favorable views about Mormonism and there appears to be a knowledge gap about Mormons. These views affected perceptions of Gov. Mitt Romney’s candidacy.

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The Republican Race: Sweeping Changes

Sponsor: CBS News/New York Times
Released: 2007-12

43% of respondents said it’s very or somewhat important for a candidate to share their religious beliefs (62% of Republican primary voters said it was very/somewhat important).

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