Religious Groups' Presidential Candidate Preferences

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Author: Dan Cox and Gregory Smith

11/07/2007 - As the races for the 2008 presidential nominations heat up, two surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press make it possible to examine how the candidates in both political parties are faring among a variety of religious groups.

The parties' front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, sit at or near the top of the list of preferred candidates among a variety of religious groups. Giuliani, though, garners considerably less support from white evangelical Protestants than from white mainline Protestants and white Catholics.

These surveys were conducted in September and October, 2007, prior to evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson's endorsement of Giuliani on Nov. 7.

Read the full analysis Religious Groups' Presidential Candidate Preferences on the Pew Research Center Web site.

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