Poll Spot

Religion and the Issues

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Many Americans continue to say their religious beliefs have been highly influential in shaping their views about social issues, including abortion and same-sex marriage. But far fewer cite religion as a top influence on their opinions about several other social and political issues, including how the government should deal with immigration, the environment and poverty. […]

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Religion, Proposition 8, and Same-Sex Marriage in California

Sponsor: Religion Public Religion and Research Institute
Released: 2010-07

As the state of California awaits U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s decision on whether Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution, a new survey released today by Public Religion Research Institute examines the role religion plays in structuring attitudes toward same-sex marriage and a range of other issues related to rights for gay […]

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Americans’ Church Attendance

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2010-06

Americans’ self-reported church attendance has continued to inch up in 2010, with 43.1% of Americans reporting weekly or almost weekly attendance. This is up slightly from 42.8% in 2009 and 42.1% in 2008. The increase comes as Americans’ economic confidence has also risen, suggesting that, instead of church attendance rising when economic times get bad, […]

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Life in 2050: Amazing Science, Familiar Threats

Sponsor: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Smithsonian Magazine
Released: 2010-06

These are among the findings of a new survey of attitudes and expectations about the future, conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and Smithsonian magazine in conjunction with the magazine’s 40th anniversary. War, Terrorism, and Global Trends As expected, predictions about whether Jesus Christ will return to earth in […]

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Beyond the God Gap: A New Roadmap for Reaching Religious Americans on Public Policy Issues

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute, Third Way
Released: 2010-06

Based on extensive research and analysis of religious groups’ theology and culture, the report highlights several important patterns in the shifting religious landscape. The report offers surprising and fresh insights into the beliefs and values underlying attitudes toward politics and cultural and domestic policy issues among white evangelical Protestants, white Mainline Protestants, African American Protestants, […]

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