What Evangelicals Want Poll Results

What Evangelicals Want Poll Results

"What Evangelicals Want" Poll Results


980 respondents self-identified as "evangelical born again," conducted online from January 17 to January 23, 2008.

1. What's your party affiliation?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Republican
40.8%400
Democratic
29.9%293
Independent
24.6%241
Other
4.7%46
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2. Over the past few years, how have your views changed about the political parties?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
My views have become less positive about Democrats
10.7%105
My views have become less positive about Republicans
23.0%225
My views have become less positive about both
49.4%484
My views have become more positive about both
1.4%14
My views haven't changed
15.5%152
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3. How would you describe your political views?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Conservative
46.6%457
Moderate
39.7%389
Liberal
13.7%134
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4. How would you describe yourself religiously?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Atheist/Agnostic 0.0%0
Catholic
6.6%65
Jewish
0.2%2
Muslim
0.1%1
Protestant
60.6%594
Other
2.9%28
Other Christian
27.9%273
Unaffiliated
1.7%17
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5. Do you consider yourself evangelical or born again?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
100.0%980
No 0.0%0
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6. How often do you go to church or worship services?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
More than weekly
31.2%306
Weekly
48.1%471
Monthly
6.4%63
A few times a year
10.0%98
Never
4.3%42
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7. What is your age?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
18 to 29
14.4%141
30 to 44
23.4%229
45 to 59
38.8%380
60 and older
23.5%230
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8. What is your gender?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Male
47.1%462
Female
52.9%518
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9. How important are these political issues to you?
Most importantVery importantSomewhat importantLess importantNot at all importantResponse
Count
Ending abortion31.8% (312)29.3% (287)16.1% (158)13.7% (134)9.1% (89)980
Protecting abortion rights5.7% (56)12.9% (126)15.8% (155)18.6% (182)47.0% (461)980
Reducing poverty38.7% (379)42.0% (412)15.8% (155)3.0% (29)0.5% (5)980
Protecting the environment30.6% (300)39.6% (388)22.4% (220)5.8% (57)1.5% (15)980
Fighting Islamic radicalism28.7% (281)29.1% (285)23.2% (227)13.2% (129)5.9% (58)980
Combating sex and violence in the media and entertainment28.8% (282)30.5% (299)24.4% (239)12.1% (119)4.2% (41)980
Illegal immigration29.9% (293)29.3% (287)21.4% (210)14.3% (140)5.1% (50)980
Improving public education/access to health care46.0% (451)32.6% (319)15.4% (151)4.8% (47)1.2% (12)980
Cleaning up government49.7% (487)35.3% (346)12.0% (118)2.4% (24)0.5% (5)980
The economy43.1% (422)42.0% (412)12.8% (125)1.8% (18)0.3% (3)980
Ending Iraq war39.3% (385)28.0% (274)17.2% (169)10.1% (99)5.4% (53)980
Winning Iraq war25.6% (251)20.7% (203)22.0% (216)16.2% (159)15.4% (151)980
Ending torture41.8% (410)26.2% (257)17.7% (173)10.1% (99)4.2% (41)980
Stopping gay marriage31.7% (311)17.0% (167)12.9% (126)13.8% (135)24.6% (241)980
Protecting gay rights7.8% (76)13.1% (128)18.9% (185)19.6% (192)40.7% (399)980
Helping Africa16.9% (166)31.4% (308)33.5% (328)11.4% (112)6.7% (66)980
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10. Has Christian involvement in politics given you a more positive or more negative impression of Christianity?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
More positive
33.2%325
More negative
30.6%300
No effect
36.2%355
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11. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the following Christian figures?
FavorableUnfavorableNo opinionResponse
Count
James Dobson43.7% (423)30.7% (297)25.6% (248)968
Billy Graham87.3% (851)3.9% (38)8.8% (86)975
TD Jakes32.5% (311)15.1% (144)52.4% (501)956
Joel Osteen35.1% (339)33.3% (322)31.6% (306)967
Pope Benedict XVI40.2% (387)19.0% (183)40.8% (393)963
Pat Robertson19.6% (189)53.7% (518)26.7% (257)964
Jim Wallis25.9% (249)13.3% (128)60.7% (583)960
Rick Warren50.8% (487)9.2% (88)40.0% (384)959
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12. Do Christian Right leaders represent your political views?
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Almost always
14.1%138
Sometimes
51.1%501
Rarely
25.7%252
Never
9.1%89
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13. If you said Christian Right leaders represented your views almost always or sometimes, on what issues do they represent your views?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Fighting to end abortion
70.1%438
Opposing gay marriage/gay rights
63.0%394
Combating sex and violence in media
65.8%411
Defending religion in public life
80.2%501
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14. Lots of media attention has been paid to a progressive evangelical agenda focused more on protecting the environment, tackling HIV/AIDS, alleviating poverty, and promoting human rights and less on abortion and homosexuality. Does this more progressive agenda reflect your political priorities?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
59.2%537
No
40.8%370
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15. Who did you vote for in the 2004 presidential election?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
George W. Bush
53.8%488
John Kerry
30.2%274
Didn't vote
8.9%81
Other
7.1%64
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16. Who do you prefer among the Democratic presidential candidates?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Hillary Clinton
12.3%112
John Edwards
18.4%167
Barack Obama
31.2%283
Dennis Kucinich
4.6%42
Undecided
33.4%303
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17. Who do you prefer among the Republican presidential candidates?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Rudy Giuliani
3.1%28
Mike Huckabee
27.8%252
Duncan Hunter
0.8%7
John McCain
21.4%194
Ron Paul
9.6%87
Mitt Romney
7.1%64
Fred Thompson
6.6%60
Undecided
23.7%215
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18. Has the religious faith of the candidates played too big a role in the presidential election so far?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
32.7%297
No
67.3%610
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19. Do the religious beliefs of these candidates make your more or less likely to vote for him or her?
 More likelyLess likelyNo effectDon't knowResponse
Count
Hillary Clinton12.3% (112)22.2% (201)58.8% (533)6.7% (61)907
John Edwards16.8% (152)14.6% (132)56.3% (511)12.3% (112)907
Rudy Giuliani4.9% (44)28.3% (257)54.6% (495)12.2% (111)907
Mike Huckabee42.1% (382)16.5% (150)33.4% (303)7.9% (72)907
John McCain18.2% (165)11.6% (105)55.1% (500)15.1% (137)907
Barack Obama23.0% (209)26.8% (243)41.7% (378)8.5% (77)907
Ron Paul8.5% (77)12.3% (112)55.2% (501)23.9% (217)907
Mitt Romney9.9% (90)32.3% (293)47.2% (428)10.6% (96)907
Fred Thompson12.9% (117)10.4% (94)56.4% (512)20.3% (184)907
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20. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the following candidates?
 FavorableUnfavorableUnsureResponse
Count
Hillary Clinton27.2% (247)63.0% (571)9.8% (89)907
Rudy Giuliani19.4% (176)57.3% (520)23.3% (211)907
Mike Huckabee55.0% (499)22.9% (208)22.1% (200)907
John McCain52.5% (476)27.1% (246)20.4% (185)907
Barack Obama48.8% (443)39.0% (354)12.1% (110)907
Mitt Romney25.0% (227)46.6% (423)28.3% (257)907
Fred Thompson26.0% (236)37.7% (342)36.3% (329)907
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21. If you believe that reducing the number of abortions is important, do you think the best way to do it is by limiting abortion rights, such as by overturning Roe v. Wade, or by changing the culture, through education and other means?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Best way to reduce abortion is by limiting abortion rights
26.1%237
Best way to reduce abortion is by changing the culture through education and other means
68.6%622
Don't believe reducing number of abortions is important.
5.3%48
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22. Do you believe that the Constitution established the U.S. as a Christian nation?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
54.4%493
No
45.6%414
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23. George W. Bush has talked about his faith and how it influences his policy positions. Would you like the next president do more of this, less of this, or about the same?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
More
37.4%339
Less
28.4%258
About the same
34.2%310
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24. Do you believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
83.6%758
No
16.4%149
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