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RELIGION AND THE TEA PARTY IN THE 2010 ELECTION An Analysis of the Third Biennial American Values Survey
The Tea Party in Context <ul><li>Confirming and Challenging Conventional Wisdom </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in th...
Confirming Conventional Wisdom Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Relative Sizes of the Tea Party and Christian Conservative Movements Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Conve...
Overlap between the Tea Party and Christian Conservative Movements Conventional Wisdom :  The Tea Party movement is distin...
The Tea Party, Christian Conservatives, & Republican Identification Conventional Wisdom:  The Tea Party movement is an ind...
The Tea Party Movement and Partisanship Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Tea Party Views on Social Issues Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Conventional Wisdom :  The Tea Party move...
A PROFILE OF  THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT <ul><li>Religion & Political Values </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 ...
Religious Affiliation of the Tea Party Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Comparative Religious Profiles Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Among those who consider themselves party o...
Political Values of the Tea Party Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
VOTE AND SELECTED ISSUES <ul><li>The 2010 Electoral Context </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
The 2010 Vote Gap by Religion Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Variation in Support for Same-sex Marriage by Religion Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Shifting Views on Social Issues Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage 2006-2010 Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Support for Immigration Reform, Environmental & Minimum Wage Policies Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
Two Closing Notable Findings <ul><li>A majority (54%) of voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who ...
RELIGION AND THE TEA PARTY IN THE 2010 ELECTIONS An Analysis of the 2010 American Values Survey <ul><li>Report available a...
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Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Elections: An Analysis of the Third Biennial American Values Survey

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The American Values Survey (AVS) is a large, nationally representative public opinion survey of American attitudes on religion, values, and politics. The 2010 poll is the third biennial AVS, which is conducted by PRRI every two years as the national election season is getting underway. Results of the 2010 American Values Survey are based on telephone interviews conducted by Public Religion Research Institute among a national random sample of 3,013 adults (age 18 and older) between September 1 and September 14, 2010. Slides presented at the Brookings Institution on 10/5/2010.

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Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Elections: An Analysis of the Third Biennial American Values Survey

  1. 1. RELIGION AND THE TEA PARTY IN THE 2010 ELECTION An Analysis of the Third Biennial American Values Survey
  2. 2. The Tea Party in Context <ul><li>Confirming and Challenging Conventional Wisdom </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  3. 3. Confirming Conventional Wisdom Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  4. 4. Relative Sizes of the Tea Party and Christian Conservative Movements Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Conventional Wisdom: The Tea Party movement represents a large portion of the U.S. population, rivaling the size of previous conservative movements like the Christian Right.
  5. 5. Overlap between the Tea Party and Christian Conservative Movements Conventional Wisdom : The Tea Party movement is distinct from previous conservative movements like the Christian Right. Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  6. 6. The Tea Party, Christian Conservatives, & Republican Identification Conventional Wisdom: The Tea Party movement is an independent political force, whose members are not beholden to either political party. Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  7. 7. The Tea Party Movement and Partisanship Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  8. 8. Tea Party Views on Social Issues Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Conventional Wisdom : The Tea Party movement is largely a political libertarian group that believes in maximum freedom for individuals.
  9. 9. A PROFILE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT <ul><li>Religion & Political Values </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  10. 10. Religious Affiliation of the Tea Party Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  11. 11. Comparative Religious Profiles Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election Among those who consider themselves party of: Tea Party Movement Republican Party Christian Conservative Movement Gen. Pop. Literal view of Bible 47 45 64 33 Attend Church Weekly 46 47 64 36 Religion most impt. thing 27 27 39 20
  12. 12. Political Values of the Tea Party Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  13. 13. VOTE AND SELECTED ISSUES <ul><li>The 2010 Electoral Context </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  14. 14. The 2010 Vote Gap by Religion Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  15. 15. Variation in Support for Same-sex Marriage by Religion Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  16. 16. Shifting Views on Social Issues Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  17. 17. Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage 2006-2010 Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  18. 18. Support for Immigration Reform, Environmental & Minimum Wage Policies Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  19. 19. Two Closing Notable Findings <ul><li>A majority (54%) of voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported health care reform. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans favor a policy that provides a future path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for several years. Three-quarters of Americans also say immigration reform policies should be decided at the national level. </li></ul>Religion and the Tea Party in the 2010 Election
  20. 20. RELIGION AND THE TEA PARTY IN THE 2010 ELECTIONS An Analysis of the 2010 American Values Survey <ul><li>Report available at: htt p://www.publicreligion.org/research/ </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com/publicreligion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter.com/publicreligion </li></ul></ul>

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