Churchgoing Republicans, once skeptical of Trump, now support him
Evangelicals and churchgoing Republicans were initially skeptical of Trump, but their support for him has now firmed up.
Is treatment of minorities a key election issue? Views differ by race, party
Clinton backers are nearly twice as likely as those who support Donald Trump to say the treatment of minorities is very important to their 2016 decision (79% vs. 42%).
5 facts about how Americans view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Far more Americans continue to sympathize more with Israel (54%) than with the Palestinians (19%) in the Middle East dispute, according to our recent foreign policy survey. And half of Americans (50%) think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully, while 42% say this is not possible. […]
5 facts about prayer
For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.
On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties
As Americans await a decision in the Supreme Court’s first abortion case in years, a slim majority (56%) now think abortion should be legal in all or most cases. About four-in-ten (41%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. The balance of opinion on this issue has ticked back toward support for […]
Trump has benefited from evangelicals’ support, but he’s not the first choice of the most committed
White evangelical Republicans who attend church regularly are most heavily concentrated in the Ted Cruz camp.
Exit polls and the evangelical vote: A closer look
As Donald Trump has racked up big wins among self-described “born-again or evangelical” Christians in many of the early primaries, some religious leaders, political analysts and researchers have questioned whether many of these self-described evangelicals actually are evangelical Christians.
A closer look at religion in the Super Tuesday states
Looking at the religious makeup of individual states, and at each party’s potential voters within a particular state, can help in understanding the electoral landscape.
U.S. religious groups and their political leanings
Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations are two of the most reliably Democratic groups.
Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians
Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.