Graph of the Day for April 4, 2010

Randall Hoven
"What we've decided for now is not to join a single church. And the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services... And in the meantime, what we've done, there was a prayer circle of pastors from across the country who during the campaign would, would say a prayer for me or send a devotional. And we've kept that habit up and, and it's a wonderful group because it's a mix of some very conservative pastors, some very liberal pastors, but all who, you know, pray for me and Michelle and, and the girls and, and I get a daily devotional on my BlackBerry which is a, is a wonderful thing."  Barack Obama, March 30, 2010.

How Important is Living a Religious Life?

(To self-described middle-class respondents)


Source:  Pew Research Center.


Hoven's Index for April 4, 2010


Percentage of those polled who consider themselves "very happy":  34%

Of those who attend church services weekly or more:  43%

Of those who attend church seldom or never:  26%

Of Republicans:  45%

Of Democrats:  30%

Of those married:  43%

Of those not married:  24%

Source:  Pew Research Center.


Graph of the Day Archive.
"What we've decided for now is not to join a single church. And the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services... And in the meantime, what we've done, there was a prayer circle of pastors from across the country who during the campaign would, would say a prayer for me or send a devotional. And we've kept that habit up and, and it's a wonderful group because it's a mix of some very conservative pastors, some very liberal pastors, but all who, you know, pray for me and Michelle and, and the girls and, and I get a daily devotional on my BlackBerry which is a, is a wonderful thing."  Barack Obama, March 30, 2010.

How Important is Living a Religious Life?

(To self-described middle-class respondents)


Source:  Pew Research Center.


Hoven's Index for April 4, 2010


Percentage of those polled who consider themselves "very happy":  34%

Of those who attend church services weekly or more:  43%

Of those who attend church seldom or never:  26%

Of Republicans:  45%

Of Democrats:  30%

Of those married:  43%

Of those not married:  24%

Source:  Pew Research Center.


Graph of the Day Archive.