Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Republicans Most Skeptical of Obama's Christianity after Viewing Graham's Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new national study among 1,003 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that Republicans reported being the most skeptical of President Obama's religious affiliation after viewing a video of Franklin Graham's comments regarding his religious practices.

The study was conducted during August 23 -24 by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website to obtain Americans' perceptions of President Obama's religion and the influence that his religious beliefs may have on his decision-making. To view detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com.

Among political parties, 43% of Republicans reported that Obama was of Muslim faith compared to 13% of Democrats and 22% of Independents.

Among the findings:

Which religion do you think Barack Obama practices?

Democrats Republicans Independent
                     Pre   Post Pre    Post Pre    Post
  Islam               13% 13%  45%    43% 24%     22%
  Christianity        76% 81%  32%    34% 58%     62%
  Judaism               1% 1%   2%     1%  0%      2%
  Buddhism              1% 1%   3%     1%  2%      0%
  Hinduism              2% 1%   1%     1%  3%      0%
  Other                 7% 4%  18%    12% 13%     16%

While viewing the video, participants indicated their perceived levels of agreement by moving their mouse from left to right on a continuum. The responses were recorded in quarter-second intervals and reported in the form of curves. The participants were also asked to respond to post-viewing questions.

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