February 5, 2007

Approval of Democrats’ Election Wins by Evangelicals


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

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