Poll Spot

Evangelical Christians and Climate

Sponsor: Evangelical Climate Initiative
Released: 2007-10

84% of evangelical Christians polled either strongly or somewhat support legislation to reduce carbon emissions. The majority of evangelicals strongly or somewhat support a variety of pro-environment positions.

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White Evangelicals, The Issues And The 2008 Election

Sponsor: CBS News
Released: 2007-10

More white evangelicals want to hear presidential candidates talk about health care and Iraq than any other issue and were more likely to say that Democrats were talking about these issues. White evangelicals are more likely to say that social issues are important in determining their vote and that it’s important for a candidate to […]

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Views on Religion and Democracy

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2007-10

Should religion influence legislation? People in predominantly Muslim countries tend to say yes, though countries like Iran don’t adamantly believe sharia (Islamic law) should be the sole basis of legislation. (Only 14% of Iranian respondents think it should be the sole basis.) 46% of Americans think the Bible should be a basis of legislation, but […]

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Nationwide Survey on Faith and Global Warming

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2007-09

A person’s faith is linked to their attitudes about global warming. Half of born-again adults view global warming as a major problem; evangelicals are one of the most skeptical/least concerned groups on this issue. 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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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2007-09

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 […]

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