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Quaker Voting

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How Quakers Voted in 2008

How Quakers Voted in 2008

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  • 1. Quaker Voting Poll 2008 www.gatheringinlight.com
  • 2. How Quakers Voted in 2008 • 181 Reporting • Poll ran November 6-10, 2008 • Visit initial post at http://tinyurl.com/5q5re6 • Some analysis in The Friend Nov. 13, 2008
  • 3. Purpose The purpose of the poll was to see if Quakers voted similarly to national trends, how the various branches voted, what the top issues were, and if their faith orientation (Christian, Universalist, Non-theist) played a role in how they voted.
  • 4. A List of the Questions
  • 5. Questions • What is your Friends association? * • Evangelical Friends (Gurneyite) • Liberal Friends (Hicksite) • Conservative Friends (Wilburite) • Beanite Friends • Independent Friends • Other:
  • 6. Questions • Who did you vote for? • McCain-Palin • Obama-Biden • Third Party • Didn't vote for faith reasons • Didn't vote for personal reasons
  • 7. Questions • Please select four issues • Healthcare that went into your final decision. • Character • War • Faith • Economics • Party Affiliation • Energy/Environment • Race • Abortion • Experience • Equal Rights • Foreign Policy • Immigration • Individual Liberty • Education • Transparency • Other:
  • 8. Questions • Do you consider yourself a convergent Friend? Not required to answer • Yes • No • A What?
  • 9. Questions • Basis of Your Faith • Christian • Post-Christian • Universalist • Non-Theist • Other:
  • 10. Summary • Who Turned Out to Vote • Top 5 Voting Issues • Liberal - 46% • War - 26% • Evangelical - 26% • Energy/Environment - 22% • Beanite - 10% • Economics - 20% • Conservative - 7% • Healthcare - 19% • Independent - 6% • Character - 14% • Other - 5% • Basis of Faith for Voters • Who Quakers Voted For • Christian - 132 • Obama/Biden - 83% • Universalist - 23 • McCain-Palin - 9% • Post-Christian - 12 • Third-Party - 3% • Convergent Friends? • No Vote b/c Faith - 3% • Yes - 40% • No Vote b/c personal - 2% • No - 16% • A What? - 31%
  • 11. Polls
  • 12. Compare Sojourners’ Election Issues Poll (11.04)
  • 13. For more go to http://tinyurl.com/64v6gk
  • 14. Compare NY Times Exit Polls
  • 15. For more go to http://tinyurl.com/6hl23z
  • 16. Graphs Relating to How Quakers Voted in 2008
  • 17. Who Voted? Evangelical Liberal Conservative Independent Beanite Other 5% 10% 26% 6% 7% 46%
  • 18. How They Voted Obama McCain Third Party Didn’t Vote For Faith Reasons Didn’t Vote for Personal Reasons 2% 3%3% 9% 83%
  • 19. Who Did the Groups Vote For? Obama McCain Third Party Didn’t Vote For Faith Reasons Didn’t Vote for Personal Reasons .00 .25 .50 .75 0 Evangelical Liberal Conservative Independent Beanite Other
  • 20. Who Did the Groups Vote For? Evangelical Liberal Conservative Independent Beanite Other No Vote - Personal No Vote - Faith Third Party McCain Obama 0 37.5 75.0 112.5 150.0
  • 21. Key Voting Issues to Quakers 14% 26% 19% 22% 20% War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character
  • 22. The 15 Issues Important to Quakers 150.0 112.5 75.0 37.5 0 2008 War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Foreign Policy Equal rights Education Faith Transparency Abortion Party Affiliation Experience Individual Liberty Immigration
  • 23. Top 10 Voting Issues to Quakers 3% 3% 4% 19% 4% 6% 6% 16% 10% 14% 14% War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Foreign Policy Equal rights Education Abortion Faith Party Affiliation *Healthcare and Education were tied for the tenth spot
  • 24. Basis of Voter’s Faith Christian Unversalist Post-Christian Non-Theists 150.0 112.5 75.0 37.5 0 Quakers Voting 2008
  • 25. Convergent Friends? Yes No A What? No Answer 13% 40% 31% 16%
  • 26. War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Abortion Foreign Policy Equal Rights Education Immigration Party Affiliation Experience Faith Indv. Liberty Transparency Hope 55.00 41.25 27.50 13.75 0 Evangelicals (54)Conservatives (10) Liberals (71) Independent (10) Beanite (16)
  • 27. Evangeical (54) Liberal (71) 80 60 40 20 0 War Energy/Env Econ Health Character F.Policy Abortion Eq.Rights Party Edu Vote percentages out of 100%
  • 28. Conservatives (10) Independent (10) Beanite (16) 85.00 63.75 42.50 21.25 0 War Econ HealthEnergy/Env Char Edu F.Policy Eq.Rights Faith Abortion Immig. Vote percentages out of 100%
  • 29. War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Abortion Foreign Policy Equal Rights Education Immigration Party Affiliation Experience Faith Indv. Liberty Transparency Hope 30.0 22.5 15.0 7.5 0 Evangelicals (54)
  • 30. Top 10 Evangelical Voting Issues War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Abortion Foreign Policy Education Experience Transparency 4% 4% 15% 5% 6% 15% 9% 14% 16% 13%
  • 31. Energy/Environment Character War Economics Foreign Policy Faith Healthcare Abortion Hope Equal Rights Education Immigration Party Affiliation Experience Indv. Liberty Transparency 5.00 3.75 2.50 1.25 0 Conservatives (10)
  • 32. Top 9 Conservative Voting Issues Energy/Environment Character War Economics Foreign Policy Faith Healthcare Abortion Hope 4% 4% 7% 18% 11% 18% 11% 14% 14% There were only nine that received votes
  • 33. War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Foreign Policy Equal Rights Party Affiliation Education Indv. Liberty Transparency Abortion Faith Hope Immigration Experience 55.00 41.25 27.50 13.75 0 Liberals (71)
  • 34. Top 10 Liberal Voting Issues War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Character Foreign Policy Equal Rights Party Affiliation Education Indv. Liberty 3% 3% 4% 23% 6% 8% 10% 16% 14% 14%
  • 35. War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Equal Rights Education Character Foreign Policy Faith Transparency Abortion Immigration Party Affiliation Experience Indv. Liberty Hope 8 6 4 2 0 Independent (10)
  • 36. Top 10 Independent Voting Issues War Energy/Environment Economics Healthcare Equal Rights Education Character Foreign Policy Faith Transparency 5% 2% 5% 19% 7% 10% 17% 10% 12% 14%
  • 37. Economics Healthcare War Energy/Environment Character Education Immigration Foreign Policy Equal Rights Party Affiliation Faith Transparency Abortion Experience Indv. Liberty Hope 15.00 11.25 7.50 3.75 0 Beanite (16)
  • 38. Top 9 Beanite Voting Issues Economics Healthcare War Energy/Environment Character Education Immigration Foreign Policy Equal Rights Party Affiliation Faith Transparency 2% 2% 2% 5% 5% 21% 6% 6% 6% 18% 11% 16% Party Affiliation, Faith and Transparency all received one vote