Opinions about President Obama are divided sharply along lines of faith and religious participation. New Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying of Likely U.S. Voters shows that the president earns a job approval rating of 58% among those who rarely or never attend church or religious services. However, among those who attend services every week or nearly every week, just 38% offer their approval. Among those who attend more than one service a week, approval is even lower at 31%. Looked at from another perspective, Obama earns a 31% approval rating among Evangelical Christians, a 38% rating among Catholics and approval from 44% of other Protestants. Among voters who do not claim a Christian faith, including many who claim no religious faith of any kind, the president’s job approval is substantially higher at 65%. When it comes to intensity, 32% of non-Christians Strongly Approve of the job the president is doing, while 22% Strongly Disapprove. Among Evangelical Christians, just 19% Strongly Approve and 58% Strongly Disapprove. Twenty-three percent (23%) of other Protestants and 17% of Catholics Strongly Approve of the president’s job performance. For other Protestants and Catholics, the Strong Disapproval number is 45%. Overall, among all voters, the president’s total job approval has recently been in the mid-to-upper 40 percent range. The faith gap is also found on the Generic Congressional Ballot.Everybody has a god. For some it's an actual deity. For some a make-believe deity. And for some it's government.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Apparently the less likely you are to have faith in God the more likely you are to have faith in Obama (h/t Justin Hart):
Posted by Rick Moore on 12/28/2011