A 2009 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found only 9 percent of conservative Republicans say the Democratic Party is friendly toward religion, less than half the number who said this in 2008 (23 percent).


A 2009 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found only 9 percent of conservative Republicans say the Democratic Party is friendly toward religion, less than half the number who said this in 2008 (23 percent).

Moderate and liberal Republicans are 11 percentage points less likely to see Democrats as friendly toward religion than they were last year (21 percent in 2009 vs. 32 percent in 2008).

The number of independents describing the Democrats as friendly toward religion is down nine points (from 35 percent to 26 percent), and the number of conservative and moderate Democrats taking this view is down eight points (from 50 percent to 42 percent).