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How Would Jesus Vote?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The people have spoken, usually during dinnertime.   WITH THE CRUCIAL midterm elections less th ...

Embattled Evangelicals: ‘War on Religion’ is Aimed at Us
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. At 20 percent of U.S ...

Pastors Do Not Talk About "Domestic Violence" With The Church, Says US Survey
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Inforgospel ...

Poll: Younger Christians Less Supportive of Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith. One day ...

Respect for Clergy Drops, But Among Republicans, Not So Much
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

Clergy used to rank near the top in polls asking Americans to rate the honesty and ethics of people in various professions. This year, for the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1977, fewer t ...

Protestant Pastors Support Immigration Reform, According to Survey
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poll from Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds nearly six in 10 senior pastors of Protestant churches support immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. The n ...

Poll: 76 Percent Of Americans Are True Believers
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 3:04pm | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Lisa Furgison ...

Poll Says Muslim Brotherhood Has Soured Americans on Egypt
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

The Islamic political party known as the Muslim Brotherhood has soured American attitudes towards Egypt, arguably America’s most important Arab ally, since its candidate Mohamed Morsi won presidential election ...

Most Americans Don’t Think Scientology is a Religion
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Most Americans do not believe Scientology is a real religion, according to a recent poll by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair. WASHINGTON — Most Americans do not believe Scientology is a ...

Poll Shows Atheism on the Rise in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll. Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, acc ...

Pollster: Romney’s Israel Visit to Have Little Effect on Jewish Vote
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel Saturday nor President Obama’s Middle East policies will have much effect on Jewish voters this fall, according to a new report that says Jewish voting pattern ...

Poll Digest – What We Are Being Told About What We Think (This Week, at Least)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

Two new polls have been released this week that have caught the eye – one from The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the second from Rasmussen. Both show shifts in the number of people supporting GOP P ...

Picture This
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across barren cracked earth. Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across bar ...

It's Time For Us to Grow Up and Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The other day the mail brought an advertisement for something I desperately need (or so the ad suggested). If I ordered it right now, the ad said, I would save a hefty percentage off the usual price. ...

Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Anxiety set in for many people in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/haiti/" target="_blank">Haiti</a> long before Dec. Anxiety set in for many peop ...

Which Corporations are Buying Your Candidates?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100907-congress-tshirts.jpg"></a>The midterm election season is upon us, the first since the <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supc ...

Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In a recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23brooks.html"><em>New York Times</em> column, David Brooks</a> laments the loss of the political center. ...

Who Speaks for American Jews?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It's the age-old question. Who can claim to speak for American Jews on Israel?</p> <p>World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder seems to think he's found the answer. It's him.< ...

Wearing My Jesus Goggles to the Boston Tea Party
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Tea Party Express -- the traveling band of conservative speakers, entertainers, and organizers -- stops in Washington, D.C., today on its nationwide effort to "vote them out of office" i ...

Who Has Ears to Hear at Davos?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Each year, over one thousand global leaders gather ...

Celebrating the Minimum Wage Increase
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases fr ...

Immigration Reform This Year: Let's Get to Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama met with key legislators to discuss the details of moving comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year. Yesterday, President Obama met with ke ...

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I just returned to the United States from a clergy conference I was invited to address by Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool. I just returned to the United States from a clergy ...

Evangelical Leaders Overlook Minorities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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God or Country?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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The New 'Nones' Aren't Atheist--Just Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/p ...

Immigration Reform's Post-Election Potential
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Just a few months ago, Christian advocates of immigration reform believed that the political environment in the country would make it very difficult to make the legislative changes necessary to pro ...