• CCU Opinion Research

    In Cooperation with Centennial Institute and SmartVoice.com

    Featured Survey: January 28: Rising Threats to Religious Freedom

    Some 60% of Coloradans now feel their religious freedom is being threatened by the prevailing political and cultural forces in America over the past 20 years, according to a new survey done for Centennial Institute by SmartVoice.com.

    These fears have intensified with recent events, including the federal government mandate for many religious organizations (who provide health insurance plans) to include contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization coverage for their employees.

    Hobby Lobby, a Christian-based arts and crafts company, faces a daily $1.2 million fine for non-compliance with the same requirement. Labor unions have been disproportionately granted Obamacare waivers arousing concerns about fairness and religious freedom in the minds of the American public.

    Survey Results, January 28

    The survey also asked whether economic and political rights, religious freedom, or tolerance was the most important value to Coloradans. Over 57% of those surveyed said religious freedom was the most important value, followed by tolerance (25%) and economic/political rights (17%.)

    Among the survey respondents, 66% identified themselves as Christian (Protestant or Catholic) while 16% identified as "other", 15% stated no religious preference, 2% were Muslims, and 1% were Jewish. Clearly, the issue of religious freedom is on most people's minds today, irrespective of religious affiliation.

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    Past Survey: October 10-11: Civil Society Should Lead

    Institutions of civil society, not activist government, play the biggest role in making America a better place for everyone, according to Coloradans who claim a religious faith and came of age before the 1980s. This is the conclusion from a statewide public opinion survey taken for Colorado Christian University by Smartvoice.com.

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  • Mission Statement

    The mission of Colorado Christian University Opinion Research is to serve the common good by providing accurate, impartial assessments of public attitudes on cultural and political issues in our state and nation.” 

    Survey Director

    John AndrewsJohn Andrews, Director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University


    Survey Board

    Chris LelandChristopher Leland, PhD, Professor of Communications and Director of Debate, Colorado Christian University

    Greg SchallerGregory Schaller, MA, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Colorado Christian University

    John AndrewsKevin Miller, MBA, Executive in Residence and Professor of Business, Colorado Christian University

    Survey Fulfillment

    Barry Clark, Founder and President, SmartVoice.com

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