February 5, 2007

Approval of Democrats’ Election Wins by Evangelicals

41%

That’s the percent of white evangelical Americans who say they are happy that the Democrats won control of Congress in the midterm elections — substantially fewer than among other religious groups and seculars.

Most Americans (60%) — including majorities of white mainline Protestants (56%), black Protestants (84%), white Catholics (60%) and seculars (72%) — say they are happy the Democrats won control of Congress in the November midterm election; only among white evangelicals did as many express unhappiness as expressed happiness with the Democrats’ victory (41% each). But regardless of who they think should take the lead in Washington, majorities of all religious groups (including 66% of white evangelicals) say that Republicans should try as best they can to work with Democrats to accomplish things, rather than standing up to Democrats on the issues. Read More