Interesting Poll on Religion and Politics

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    1. Looking toward 2012, the survey found three significant emerging religious issues to watch: President Obama’s religion dilemma, attitudes toward Islam, and attitudes toward American exceptionalism. These issues represent important new ways in which religion may shape the 2012 elections:
    President Obama’s religion dilemma. A majority of Americans say that President Obama has religious beliefs that are somewhat different (16%) or very different (35%) than their own. Only 4-in-10 believe that Obama has similar religious beliefs to their own.

    2. Overall, Americans are nearly evenly divided over whether the values of Islam are compatible with American values. Approximately two-thirds of Republicans (67%) and those identifying with the Tea Party movement (66%) say the values of Islam are at odds with American values. Less than one-third of Democrats (30%) agree, and only about 4-in-10 (43%) Independents agree.

    3. A majority (58%) of Americans believe God has granted America a special role in human history. Members of the Tea Party (76%) and Republicans (75%) are much more likely to believe that God has a granted the U.S. a special role in human history than independents (54%) or Democrats (49%).
    Americans who believe God has granted America a special role in history are significantly more likely to say military strength rather than diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace, and to say torture can be justified.

    4. The survey also found significant divides over attitudes toward discrimination, particularly over the question of whether whites currently face significant discrimination. Forty-four percent of Americans believe that today discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.

    5. A majority of those identifying with the Tea Party (61%) and Republicans (56%) say that discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities, a view shared by only 28% of Democrats and 49% of independents.
    White evangelicals are the only religious group in which a majority (57%) agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against minorities.
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    Disinformation works.
     
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    Ms. Truthie, this is not twitter...you can use more characters, here...so what is the disinformation to which you refer?
     
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    I'm not all that surprised by the polling results. If you think abut the conservative side of our electorate has been closer to their religion than the liberal side.

    You might want to ask yourself why it is that so many of the conservative party issues toward the poor and relatively helpless seem to go against the grain of their Christianity. That has been a puzzle to me for a long time.
     
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    dumbasses like religion, republicans are in Hog heaven
     
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    Welcome to the board.

    1. "The liberal line is that poverty is caused by a vicious brew of "institutional" racism -- conservative policies promoted by racist Republicans -- combined with high incarceration rates of black males. In the fashion typical of bamboozlers, these liberals have it exactly backwards. Conservative policy prescriptions aren't the cause of underachievement for minorities and the poor, they're the cure. And furthermore, Republicans advocate policies that recognize the innate value of all humans, as opposed to the liberal policies that demean the poor and disadvantaged by encouraging victimhood." --McGlowan, "Bamboozled," P.8

    2. "I'm not all that surprised by the polling results."
    One of the things that surprised me was item #3...that half of Democrats believe in American exceptionalism. I'm chagrined to admit it, but I thought it would be far less...maybe I've been on the board too long.
     
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    But you don't 'like' religion....that would pretty much refute your premise.
     
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    Lefties have religion. The state is their god.
     
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    Polls are questions on how people view the universe, they are not the universe as it actually exists.

    It might be a problem for 0bama in that he can't make people believe in his magic anymore. But reality is divorced from opinion
     
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    Little ado about little about nothing. For kick's go read the site and then check the poll. Meantime, . . .

    American's most likely to vote to just right of center all the way to the far left are not concerned aboug Obama's religion. No ground swell since 2008 exists.

    Americans most likely to vote from just right of center all the way to the far left are not concerned about Obama's attitudes toward Islam. No ground swell since 2008 exists.

    Americans most likely to vote from just right of center all the way to the far left are not concerned about Obama's attitudes toward the disinformation of American exceptionalism. No ground swell since 2008 exists.

    PoliticalChic, MarkRochelle, and the other far right agenda driven activists here try to distort history and miskew evidence and polls. Miserably.
     

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