Poll Spot

Committment to Church

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2006-04

While nearly half of the adult population attends religious services during a typical week, people’s conceptual bond to the local church remains tenuous. Fewer than one out of every five adults firmly believes that a congregational church is a critical element in their spiritual growth and just as few strongly contend that participation in some […]

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Poll on Views of Religion

Sponsor: CBS News
Released: 2006-04

Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable. Forty-five percent of respondents said they have an unfavorable view of Islam, a rise from 36 percent in February. And the public’s impression of Islam has diminished […]

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Born Again Population

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2006-03

Four out of five senior pastors of Protestant churches consider their church to be “evangelical.” The new research found that 45% of all adults meet the criteria that The Barna Group uses to classify people as “born again.” That number went up from 31% in 1983. Note: The Barna Group identifies evangelical and Born-Again Christians […]

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Views of Islam

Sponsor: ABC News/Washington Post
Released: 2006-03

Nearly six in 10 Americans think Islam is prone to violent extremism, nearly half regard it unfavorably, and one in four admits to prejudicial feelings against Muslims and Arabs alike.

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President Bush, Ports, and Iraq

Sponsor: CBS News
Released: 2006-02

56% of respondents thought the violent protests by Muslims in reaction to Danish cartoons were unjustified and a plurality of respondents (41%) were unsure of whether the Danish newspaper was justified in printing the cartoon.

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