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Religion and the 2008 Election : A Pre-Election Analysis

Sponsor: The Paul B. Henry Institute of Calvin College
Released: 2008-06

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For the first time since the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, a larger percentage of mainline Protestants call themselves Democrats than Republicans. Evangelical Protestants still lean heavily toward the Republican Party and generally support Sen. John McCain for president, although not as strongly as they did George W. Bush in 2004.