Exit Polls

View all topics

Gov. Chris Christie, a Catholic, tiptoes on gay marriage

As activists push states to recognize gay marriages, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — conservative Republican governor in a blue … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

Death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

The 2012 elections raise questions for the Christian Right, but are far from a fundamental shift in the electorate.

Chastened Catholic bishops told they have to reform themselves

BALTIMORE — After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday (Nov. … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

Why American Jews and Muslims backed Obama by huge margins

REUTERS President Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. In addition to … Continued

What’s next for religious conservatives?

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s … Continued

Compassion in chief: Why Obama won

AP President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party on Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama … Continued

How values, demographics and the economy helped shape the election

BLOOMBERG President Obama makes an acceptance speach during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 6, 2012. At the … Continued

Religious labels matter less in 2012 campaign

There aren’t any white Protestants on the presidential ballot this year — a first in American history. Instead, the race … Continued

Poll: Romney may see an evangelical ‘enthusiasm gap’

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a … Continued

The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.

Prejudice against Mormonism may be an unexpected factor in Romney’s electoral hopes.

Black churches conflicted on Obama’s gay marriage decision

The pulpits of the nation’s black churches took measure Sunday (May 13) of President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage, … Continued

Rick Santorum’s evangelical appeal

As a political scientist who taught for many years in the Appalachian region of southwestern Virginia, I’ve encountered my fair … Continued

Mitt Romney trouncing Rick Santorum among Catholics

Mitt Romney has trounced Rick Santorum, an ardent Catholic, among Catholic voters, but Romney’s support among evangelicals has wavered thus … Continued

Mainline Protestants up for grabs heading into November

WASHINGTON — They may not be as large as Catholics or as active as evangelicals, but white mainline Protestants have … Continued

Romney’s Florida Win: Conservative Christians picking their man

Gov. Mitt Romney’s big win in Florida is not just important because of the momentum or winner-take-all, whopping 50 GOP … Continued

The shotgun marriage of tea party and evangelicals

In the wake of the Tea Party candidates that rode the GOP wave into the House of Representatives last Tuesday, … Continued

Evangelicals and the midterm election

By Ed Stetzer This month’s election “shellacking,” to use President Obama’s description, has caused many to ask about the past … Continued

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years … Continued