AP/NORC Poll – March 2023
Biden approval slips – Thirty-eight percent of the public approve of how Joe Biden is handling his job as president, down from the 45% who said the same last month, but about where it has stood over the past few months. Views of how Biden is handling the national economy are more negative. Only 31% approve of his handling of the nation’s economy compared to 68% who disapprove. …
Note: Poll numbers in general can’t fully be trusted. More and more people,especially conservatives, are no longer answering polls. Putting the poll accuracy aside for a minute, even if they are off by ten percent. “Seventy-six percent of Democrats approve of how he’s handling his job as president and 63% approve his handling of the economy.” ???
The NORC poll results raises more questions than can be answered about Democrats and their cognitive processing of events and issues of the day.
Nearly twice as many young women identify as liberals than young men amid worsening trend.
An analysis of Gallup Poll data recently conducted by the American Enterprise Institute’s Survey Center on American Life (SCAL) found that 44% of young women, ages 18-29, identified themselves as liberal in 2021, whereas only 25% of young men did so. The delta between the two sexes’ left-leaning identification is the largest recorded in 24 years of polling, and indicative of a significant leftward shift by young women. …
SCAL’s “American Storylines” suggested that there are a number of factors driving this leftward trend of young women, including more time spent in academia (especially relative to men), a diminished likelihood of being or getting married. …
Arizona Christian University: American World View 2021.
Only 6% of American adults possess a biblical worldview, but what have the other 94% put in its place?
According to the groundbreaking American Worldview Inventory 2021—the first survey of its kind to measure not only biblical worldview, but six prominent competing worldviews—found that the overwhelming majority of American adults lack a cohesive, coherent worldview, and instead substitute a patchwork of conflicting, often irreconcilable beliefs and values as they navigate life.
Gallup: Church Membership Fell Below Majority in 2020
The majority of Americans do not belong to a church, synagogue, or mosque as of 2020 according to the latest poll from Gallup, which also found that most Americans do not consider religion to be very important to them.
Gallup polled Americans’ personal religiosity during 2020 and found that, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans’ personal views on religion were unchanged during the year, and Pew Research Center found that Americans were more likely to say that the pandemic has improved their religious faith than people in other countries like Spain, Italy, and Canada.
The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit a 50-Year Low.
Institute for Family Studies – Divorce in America has been falling fast in recent years, and it just hit a record low in 2019. … The drop in the divorce rate is likely to continue in 2020, despite the pandemic. When COVID-19 hit America in March, early signs suggested that the pandemic may have expedited divorces because of lockdown-related stress. However, new survey data finds that the pandemic has actually brought some couples closer to each other. According to data from the American Family Survey, a majority of married Americans (58%) say that the pandemic has made them appreciate their spouse more and half agree that their commitment to marriage has deepened.
Rasmussen: Trump set to earn game-changing percentage of black votes.
A Rasmussen Reports survey of black likely voters published last week found Trump’s approval rating started went from 25 percent on Monday, Oct. 19, to 46 percent on Friday, Oct. 30.
On Thursday, the pollster reported that nearly one-third of black likely voters said they would vote for Trump after being asked: “If the presidential election was held today, would you vote for Donald Trump or Joe Biden?”
The president started the week off with a robust 27 percent support from black likely voters, and by Thursday, it was at 31 percent.
Rasmussen poll says 46% of black voters approve of President Trump – Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll on Friday found that 51% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance while 48% disapprove.
To say that the Rasmussen poll stands in contrast to other polling on President Trump’s job performance is a gross understatement. …
Also, a study of black swing voters found that younger black voters don’t want to be taken for granted by the Democratic Party and tend to have a more negative view of Democrats, and a more positive view of Republicans, than their older peers. Young black men, while they overwhelmingly say Trump is a racist, incompetent, and disagree with his policies, also admire how he “shows strength and defies the establishment.”
Ultimately, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day … Don’t bet on 46% of black voters to swing for Trump.
But don’t be surprised if Trump’s support surprises.
(And why Christians and Jews are Public Enemy #1 for progressives.) – Written by Don Feder
Americans remain the most religious people in the industrialized world: 87% believe in God, two-thirds say they’re Christians, and 45% attend religious services at least once a month (23% weekly).
One political party supports their worldview, the other disdains it. One views religion as an ally, the other as an adversary. …
In his seminal work, The Clash of Civilization and Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington predicted that future wars would be between cultures, not countries.
In America, the culture war is between the left’s neo-Marxist worldview – which has come to dominate the Democrat Party — and what’s called the Judeo-Christian ethic.
Cato Institute Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.
These fears cross partisan lines. Majorities of Democrats (52%), independents (59%) and Republicans (77%) all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.
Liberals Are Divided on Political Expression: Strong liberals stand out, however, as the only political group who feel they can express themselves. Nearly 6 in 10 (58%) of staunch liberals feel they can say what they believe. However, centrist liberals feel differently. A slim majority (52%) of liberals feel they have to self‐censor, as do 64% of moderates, and 77% of conservatives. This demonstrates that political expression is an issue that divides the Democratic coalition between centrist Democrats and their left flank. …
Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.
These fears cross partisan lines. Majorities of Democrats (52%), independents (59%) and Republicans (77%) all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.
Liberals Are Divided on Political Expression
Strong liberals stand out, however, as the only political group who feel they can express themselves. Nearly 6 in 10 (58%) of staunch liberals feel they can say what they believe. However, centrist liberals feel differently. A slim majority (52%) of liberals feel they have to self‐censor, as do 64% of moderates, and 77% of conservatives. This demonstrates that political expression is an issue that divides the Democratic coalition between centrist Democrats and their left flank.
Wall Street Journal/NBC Survey: Americans Have Shifted Dramatically on What Values Matter Most
Patriotism, religion and having children rate lower among younger generations than they did two decades ago –
Gallup Poll: American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System –
Pew Survey: Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths –
FLAG/YouGov: State of American Patriotism report details alarming anti-
Half of those surveyed believe the United States is sexist (50%) and racist (49%);
American exceptionalism is on the decline. 46% of younger Americans do not agree that “America is the greatest country in the world”;
38% of younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of”;
One in eight (14%) of Millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be”;
46% of younger Americans agree that “America is more racist than other countries”;
84% of Americans do not know the specific rights enumerated in the First Amendment;
19% of Millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred”;
44% of younger Americans believe Barack Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than George Washington
Pew Survey: When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean? Nine-
Barna Group: Devoted Christians View Government Differently –
Pew Survey: Orthodox Christians in Europe more likely to believe than practice their religion –
Barna Group: Many ‘practicing Christians’ agree with aspects of Marxism, new study reveals –
Barna reported Tuesday that 36 percent of practicing Christians — defined as those “who go to church at least monthly and consider their faith very important in their life” — aligned with at least one aspect of Marxist ideology.
American Culture and Faith Institute: Survey Details How the Core Beliefs and Behaviors of Millennials Compare to Those of Other Adults –
CBS Poll: New CBS poll shows that majority of Democrats consider Christianity as violent as Islam –
PRRI Poll: One-
God and the 2016 Election: In comparison, more than one-
Close to half (45%) of Republicans believe God intervened to help President Donald Trump win the presidency, compared to 26% of independents and only 18% of Democrats. Nearly seven in ten (69%) Democrats believe God had no hand in determining the outcome of the election..
Pew Survey: Assessing the Representativeness of Public Opinion Surveys –
The general decline in response rates is evident across nearly all types of surveys, in the United States and abroad. At the same time, greater effort and expense are required to achieve even the diminished response rates of today. These challenges have led many to question whether surveys are still providing accurate and unbiased information.
Opinion Savvy Poll: Shocking Polls Show What U.S. Muslims Think of U.S. Laws –
But polling data also reveal that an ominous, growing proportion of American Muslims wish to impose Sharia on America. …They asked:
Do you believe that the United States government should screen, or actively identify individuals entering the United States who support Sharia law?
Gallup Reports: U.S. Worries About Race Relations Reach a New High –
Pew Survey: Young Americans Favor Socialism over Capitalism –
They are embracing socialism in growing numbers, with more young adults favoring socialism over capitalism and certain demographic groups heavily favoring socialism.
So say the results of a new Pew Research Center poll. The survey found that while most Americans in all age groups– 60%– have a negative view of socialism, those in the 18-
Support for socialism was highest among ‘liberal Democrats’ (59%) and lowest among ‘conservative Republicans’ (6%).-
Rasmussen Report: Americans Want Christmas, More Religion in Schools –
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of American Adults believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools. Just 15% disagree.
Survey by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherland: Want ‘sustained happiness’? Get religion, study suggests –
Newseum Institute survey: Only 19% Know 1st Amendment Guarantees Freedom of Religion –
Only 10 percent know the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press.
And 33 percent of Americans have no idea at all what rights the First Amendment guarantees.
The First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law resepecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
A 2014 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University: More than Half of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline –
Harris Poll on behalf of TransferWise: New research: more than a third of Americans are ready to move abroad –
Public Religion Research Institute: Majority of Americans Continue to Believe in American Exceptionalism, Proud to be an American –
Conservatives are nearly twice as likely as liberals to agree that God has granted the U.S. a special role in human history—80% of conservatives and only 45% of liberals agree with this statement. Half (50%) of liberals reject the notion that the country has a divinely sanctioned role in human history.
Poll Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and conducted by the Gallup organizationin the fall of 2007 Survey: Supernatural Experiences Common Among America’s Religious –
Among the most common religious and mystical experiences reported by Americans include protection from harm by a guardian angel (55 percent); calling by God to do something (44 percent); witnessing a miraculous, physical healing (23 percent); and hearing the voice of God (20 percent), according to the second part of the Baylor Religion Survey.
Pew Research Poll: Mystical Experiences –
Phone Poll: Most Americans now say Jesus really a sinner –
Public Religion Research Institute: Study Shows Most Americans Believe God Rewards Athletes With Faith –
The study also shows one in four Americans believe God has a role in determining the winner of a sporting event.
Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture: Religious People Much Happier Than Others, New Study Shows –
The study indicated that not only religious service attendance, but self-
The Power of Prayer:
Koenig said more than 4,000 studies have examined the connection between spirituality and health, with the number of studies tripling, by his estimate, in the past decade.
Front Page Mag – Study: Liberals Are Unhappy, Angry People –
In a 2006 study the Pew Research Center discovered that almost twice as many conservative Republicans said they were “very happy” as leftist Democrats (28% to 47%). In a 2007 Pew study three out of four Republicans (74%) with annual incomes under $50,000 said they were “pretty well satisfied” with their financial condition. But only about half as many Democrats in his income bracket (40%) were as satisfied with their personal finances. So, even “poor” conservatives are significantly happier than “poor” leftists. …
Leftists, in contrast, tend to be more pessimistic and focused on what’s wrong with our society instead of what’s right with it. They have been Harry Reid won’t work with Romneyconditioned to see the glass as half-
Public Religion Research Institute: Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America –
Barna Group: Millennials and the Bible: 3 Surprising Insights –
Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-
Half of American fans say ‘supernatural’ forces are in play during sports events –
Does prayer help us resist temptation? Talking to God boosts self-
Social Justice: How Good Intentions –
Pew Research: The Global Religious Landscape –
What About the Children? American College of Pediatricians Warns Against Same-
… one organization that does not endorse homosexual parenting is the American College of Pediatricians. “The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development,” the college states in a position statement about homosexual parenting posted in the “Position Statements” section of its website, acpeds.org.
“Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-
Does U.N.’s Agenda 21 Education Mandate Push Common Core in USA? What Does Common Core Have To Do With the U.N.’s Agenda 21 ? – And Why Should You Care? There’s an interesting article about Obama’s call for the U.S. to pay for education of the world. It’s ”A Global Fund for Education: Achieving Education for All” that you can read in full here: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2009/08/education-
Its summary states: “In order to realize the world’s commitment to ensuring education for all by 2015, important innovations and reforms will be needed in the governance and financing of global education. In 2008, Presidential Candidate Barack Obama committed to making sure that every child has the chance to learn by creating a Global Fund for Education. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently called for a new architecture of global cooperation… A new Global Fund for Education… must be capable of mobilizing the approximately $7 billion annually still needed to achieve education for all, …
Both the U.N.’s educational goals (via UNESCO and “Education for All” ) and “Common Core” do sound very appealing on the surface. Each seeks to educate by teaching the exact same standards to all children (and adults) on a national or a global scale. But both supercede local control over what is taught to students, and both dismiss the validity and importance of the U.S. Constitution implicitly. ..
Education is indispensable for the U.N. to get its agenda pushed onto every citizen worldwide.
Christians victims of rising ‘hostility’ from gov’t and secular groups, report says – Fox News – A new report by the Family Research Council and the Liberty Institute claims that there’s been a rising pattern of hostility toward Christians in America over the past decade. … “It’s way beyond anything we had imagined. It’s so much more prolific than it’s ever been before.
Study: Atheists Have Lowest ‘Retention Rate’ Compared to Religious Groups –
Atheists can not be trusted: Religious people rank non-