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Posted on 09/06/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gallup: Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion By Terence P. Jeffrey September 6, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama enjoys a massive lead over Mitt Romney among registered voters who say they have no religion, according to the Gallup tracking poll of the presidential race.
In the three-week period that ended on Sept. 3, according to Gallup, Obama led Romney 69 percent to 23 percent among those who have no religion. That was exactly the same result Gallup got in the previous three-week period ending Aug. 26.
Since Gallup started publishing demographic breakouts of its tracking poll on May 6, Obama has always held a large lead among registered voters who say they have no religion. Even so, he has managed to grow that lead.
In the three week period ending May 6, Obama led Romney 63 percent to 27 percent among registered voters with no religion.
Romney leads Obama in other religious categories that Gallup tracks. He leads Obama 47 percent to 45 percent among registered votes who say they are Catholic, 54 percent to 39 percent among those who say they are Protestant or Christian, 58 percent to 35 percent among those who say they are highly religious and 47 percent to 45 percent among those who say they are moderately religious.
Among registered voters who say they are nonreligious, Obama holds a 62 percent to 31 percent leadnot quite as large as his 69 percent to 23 percent lead among those who say they have no religion.
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He IS their religion............
Their religion is government/liberalism/Obama/themselves
That's what a lot of us have been trying to say.
Well if one is stupid enough to believe all that is hasn’t a creator, well they could be stupid enough to be for the election of an empty suit.
Doesn’t make sense ... Objectivism is the essence of Capitalism.
Huh, most Atheists are socialists, not Objectivists.
How about this? "Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among the Godless"...
G.K. Chesterton: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing they believe in anything.”
Only athiests and muslims need apply.
Perhaps, except when communists become our favorite group.
In that case, we un-employ capitalists, give their jobs to communists, and everyone loses.
See how that works.
And Obama has a clear lead at the Helen Keller Institute!
I guess not having a god (other than Brak 0bama) means you don’t need a job, either.
The wording of the poll is a little tricky and doesn't reflect the truth. "No religion" means specific church...but nevertheless, Christian, Jewish...etc etc.
The first thing Hitler did was close the churches.
Without a foundation in God they’ll fall for anything.
I think they’ve proven that to be very true.
If by objectivism you mean atheism, this could not possibly be more wrong. What is called capitalism is merely a system in which individuals are allowed to keep the the value that is produced by their work and innovation. This type of system can only work in a moral society in which people believe an individual's rights and value come from God and can not be appropriated by force by the government or other elites.
All totalitarian societies are atheistic and persecute religion. All free enterprise societies require strong moral values to function successfully.
Obama also enjoys a massive lead among those with no brains.....
Every religion is essentially a commune.
So, Obama supposedly believes in a REAL religion (Christianity) and Romney believes in a cult fake con artist religion (Mormonism)and the no religion folks support Obama? Common sense must be a disease to democrats.
I always suspected Athiests for a Mormon President was a pretty small group
Apparently that’s one thing they have in common with him, when is the last time bozo went to church?
Islam is a totalitarian society ...
As an atheist, this is depressing.
The difference is that, just as no one in the world sincerely believed Obama when he claimed he opposed gay "marriage" four years ago, no one sincerely believes Obama when he claims to be Christian. The non-religious go with Obama because they know he's a liar, they believe he's an Atheist or Muslim, and they don't mind dishonesty as much as they mind deferring to God and to the Bible.
I’m an atheist, and I’d walk barefoot over broken glass to vote against Obama.
“Doesnt make sense ... Objectivism is the essence of Capitalism.”
The people in question reject religion (any given religion) because almost all require morality and some sort of personal responsibility.
Morality and personal responsibility are the anthesis of a modern liberal.
That poll is not my reality I can assure. I can honestly say that he does not lead in my circle of friends which almost everyone is not religeous including myself. In fact all hate Obama with a passion. But, these are the people I choose to hang with, like minded.
“Islam is a totalitarian society”
Islam as practiced in violent, totalitarian countries is not a religion, it is an oppressive ideology that encourages violence and repression.
One of the greatest falsities is saying Islam is comparable to Christianity. Or better than Christianity. The moral values that allow the freedoms that lead to prosperity are Christian values.
I refuse to accept that Muslims who persecute and kill Christians are morally the same as Christians.
Actually, he did no such thing. Many German Protestants were only too happy to restyle themselves as "German Christians" and hang the swastika next to the cross of Christ. Most of the remaining Protestants took a "neutral" stand toward Nazism.
The only Christian sect to be completely banned by Hitler was the Jehovah's Witnesses, who deserve eternal credit for their courage in standing up to him.
There are two words you can definitely use to describe the democrat non-religious: Irresponsible and Unaccountable.
“At their convention Democrats boo God and cheer Obama”
Same thing happened in Nazi Germany.
Christians can tell you when they were baptised. Obummer can’t. He’s a muslim. Has been his entire life.
Just for the record, Helen Keller was deeply religious - see her book ‘My Religion’ republished as ‘Light in My Darkness’ available on Amazon.
I’m an agnostic; as such, I have no relegion, and I find the idea of voting for Obama unimaginable. While I don’t agree with Romney on every social issue (I lean Libertarian on such things) I’m in full agreement with the Republican platform on economic and foreign policy issues. That being the case, I’ll be voting a straight Republican ticket.
They don’t believe in Job from the Bible and they don’t believe in Jobs for Americans.
To some extent, you're right.
More precise is the fact that rational values underlie freedoms leading to prosperity.
There is no contradiction between Christian values and rational values. The rational values the underlie freedoms leading to prosperity reflect Christian values.
Intellectual values do not guarantee freedom. The most celebrated “intellectuals” of the 19th and 20th Centuries stated that communist societies were superior to free societies and that communism was the inevitable wave of the future.
It was a devout Catholic with an 8th grade education, no wealth and no political power who began the movement that defeated communism at the same time the elitist PhD’s were saying communism would always triumph.
If I may give you food for thought: I don't think you're right here.
It is a famous saying, and true, that "anything may be rationalized". What is "rational" may float, and indeed always floats, depending on both the situation and on who is doing the judging.
What underlies freedom? First, that it is endowed upon us by the same Creator that created every last bit of matter and energy in the Universe/Multiverse/Creation. In other words, the Creation was done on purpose, hence life was created on purpose. One (some?) of those forms of life are created in the likeness and image of the Creator, and He has given that life something that no other part of His creation can take away: freedom.
I can understand how that latter half can be a bit hard to swallow, but here's the thing: societies that reject this philosophy, and try to run on only empirical logic, fail. Look at ancient Greece - they recognized that there was a "prime mover" that kicked off all of creation, and they excelled at logic and philosophy. (Yes, there were "Greek Gods", but later they were all rejected by the ruling class.) What happened to them? They became the "intellectual slaves" of the Romans.
What else underlies freedom? The sacrifice needed to protect it. Sacrifice is almost never "rational" - indeed, it goes against the very notion of self-preservation and wealth accrual. Those sacrifices are made by people, on the whole, who recognize just Who gave us that gift of freedom, and would rather do His will than enrich themselves.
I love logic, but I find that it is so incomplete to form a beautiful society. Trying to understand God, as described by Christian / Jewish texts, can show how a balance of logic, wisdom, and sacrificial love can form the legs of a beautiful and lasting world.