- Monthly worship attenders swing to Obama in 2008.
- More Americans think Obama is friendly to religion than McCain.
- Young first-time voters are heavily supporting Obama.
- Younger Catholics more strongly support Obama, abortion rights, and more active government than older Catholics.
- Younger white evangelicals strongly oppose abortion rights but are less conservative and more supportive of same-sex marriage than older evangelicals.
- Younger white evangelicals are more pluralistic and more supportive of active government at home and of diplomacy abroad.
- Americans rank abortion and same-sex marriage as the least important issues in 2008.
- Americans see room for common ground in abortion debate.
- Generation gap on same-sex marriage is large and increasing.
- Support for same-sex marriage is significant among young religious Americans.
- Addressing religious liberty concerns strongly increases support for same-sex marriage.
- Young adults prefer larger government that provides increased services.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Faith in public life survey
Here's an interesting survey of young people's attitudes toward politics by their religious beliefs. It's called the Faith in Public Life Survey, and here are some highlights from its executive summary: