“Public Religion Research’s postelection poll indicates that Obama sharply improved on perceptions of the Democrats’ friendliness to religion,” wrote columnist William McKenzie. “Robert Jones, who heads the group, reports that 54 percent of voters saw Obama as friendly to religion, a 16 percent increase for Democrats from 2004.
“Also revealing is that more evangelicals are giving the new president a shot. About 40 percent say he shares their values and is friendly to religion. That number is impressive when you consider how reliably Republican most evangelicals have been.”
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