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#1 Survey: Churches Less Active in '08 Election
11-18-2008, 04:48 PM
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
- The Swamps of N. Florida
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.
“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
11-18-2008, 05:32 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Sonora, Texas
McCain did not really get the Christians stampeding to polling places to vote for him.
11-18-2008, 05:38 PMStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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