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FlaGator
11-18-2008, 03:48 PM
Interesting survey when one considers that some people like to claim that Organized Christian religion is way to involved with politics and are telling their members who to vote for. Also some claim the reason for the passage of marriage clarifications amendments by various states has mainly because of Christians and churches who endorsed them. It has been further claimed that blacks showing up to vote played an insignificant role in the passages of these amendments. Much of these claims are touch on in this survey


Churches were less active in this year’s election process than in 2004, according to a recently released survey.

The survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that significantly fewer voters who attended religious services said that they received information about political parties and candidates at their place of worship during the 2008 election cycle.

Among all voters who attend religious services at least once or twice a month, only 15 percent say they received election information at their house of worship. In 2004, 27 percent said they were given such information.

The difference was most greatest among white evangelicals, who reported a 17 percent change between 2004 and 2008 (33 to 16 percent, respectively) and among Catholics, who also saw a 17 percent drop (31 to 14 percent).

Black Protestants, meanwhile, were the most likely to hear about candidates and parties in churches during this election year (29 percent) compared with other religious groups.

Besides being less likely to receive information on presidential candidates, church-goers this year were also less likely to say they received information about state or local ballot initiatives or constitutional amendments.



The rest is here (http://www.christianpost.com/article/20081116/survey-churches-less-active-in-08-election.htm)

PoliCon
11-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Interesting survey when one considers that some people like to claim that Organized Christian religion is way to involved with politics and are telling their members who to vote for. Also some claim the reason for the passage of marriage clarifications amendments by various states has mainly because of Christians and churches who endorsed them. It has been further claimed that blacks showing up to vote played an insignificant role in the passages of these amendments. Much of these claims are touch on in this survey



The rest is here (http://www.christianpost.com/article/20081116/survey-churches-less-active-in-08-election.htm)
Gay Marriage was the hot button issue in 04 which was something the church has an interest in.

Speedy
11-18-2008, 04:32 PM
McCain did not really get the Christians stampeding to polling places to vote for him.

PoliCon
11-18-2008, 04:38 PM
McCain did not really get the Christians stampeding to polling places to vote for him.true - there was that issue of him repudiating the endorsement of a minister the left found controversial. They tried to build a link between Him and McCain so as to dissipate the link between Barry and Wright. Never mind that Wright was Barry's pastor and Haggie was just a minister that was backing McCain . . . .