Mini Poll: Pray Tell

Voters in Tuesday’s election in Missouri will find this question on their ballots:

Constitutional Amendment 2: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure (1) That the right of the Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be infringed; (2) That school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools, and (3) That all public schools shall display the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. How would you most likely vote?


Yes:
 32%
No:
 68%

Pray:

Yes:
 58%
No:
 43%

Don't Pray:

Yes:
 16%
No:
 84%

 


To help you think about the issue:

Do you pray regularly?


Yes:
 39%
No:
 61%

Democrats:

Yes:
 41%
No:
 59%

Republicans:

Yes:
 53%
No:
 47%

Other:

Yes:
 11%
No:
 89%
 

 


Do you think the federal courts are correct in ruling that the Constitution allows government to stop prayer in schools and on public property, or do you think when the Constitution says no branch of the government shall interfere with the free exercise of religion that it gives Americans the right to pray anywhere they want?


Federal courts are correct:
 61%
Have the right to pray anywhere:
 39%

 


Which comes closest to your opinion about displays of religion in public places or government buildings: it is acceptable to display only Christian symbols, it is acceptable to display Christian symbols as long as symbols of other religions are also displayed, or it is unacceptable to display any religious symbols at all?


Acceptable to display only Christian symbols:
 9%
Acceptable to display Christian symbols, as long as others are displayed, too:
 36%
Unacceptable to display any religious symbols:
 55%

 


Which comes closest to your view: there is a God who answers prayers, there is a God but God does not answer prayers, or there is no God?


God who answers prayers:
 39%
God who does not answer prayers:
 15%
No God:
 46%

 


Do you think you have a moral or religious duty to vote regularly?


Yes:
 81%
No:
 19%

Democrats:

Yes:
 83%
No:
 17%

Republicans:

Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

Other:

Yes:
 70%
No:
 32%
 

 


How likely are you to vote in Tuesday’s primary elections in Missouri?


I will certainly vote/have already voted:
 72%
I will probably not vote:
 4%
I will definitely not vote:
 2%
I don't vote in Missouri:
 22%

Democrats:

I will certainly vote/have already voted:
 78%
I will probably not vote:
 2%
I will definitely not vote:
 2%
I don't vote in Missouri:
 19%

Republicans:

I will certainly vote/have already voted:
 77%
I will probably not vote:
 8%
I will definitely not vote:
 2%
I don't vote in Missouri:
 14%

Other:

I will certainly vote/have already voted:
 42%
I will probably not vote:
 9%
I will definitely not vote:
 1%
I don't vote in Missouri:
 48%
 

 


In which political party’s primary election would you be most likely to vote?


Democrat:
 77%
Republican:
 12%
Some other party:
 12%

 


Bonus Question:
For Missouri Lt. Governor:


Susan Montee:
 20%
Dennis Weisenburger:
 0%
Fred Kratky:
 3%
Becky Lee Plattner:
 1%
Judy Baker:
 37%
Sara Lampe:
 1%
Jackie Townes McGee:
 0%
Bill (William) Haas:
 3%
Charles W Kullmann:
 0%
Brad Lager:
 2%
Peter Kinder:
 9%
Mike Carter:
 0%
Matthew Copple:
 0%
I won't vote for this office:
 1%

Democrats:

Susan Montee:
 26%
Dennis Weisenburger:
 0%
Fred Kratky:
 3%
Becky Lee Plattner:
 1%
Judy Baker:
 33%
Sara Lampe:
 2%
Jackie Townes McGee:
 0%
Bill (William) Haas:
 4%
Charles W Kullmann:
 0%
Brad Lager:
 1%
Peter Kinder:
 7%
Mike Carter:
 0%
Matthew Copple:
 0%
I won't vote for this office:
 0%

Republicans:

Susan Montee:
 6%
Dennis Weisenburger:
 1%
Fred Kratky:
 4%
Becky Lee Plattner:
 2%
Judy Baker:
 1%
Sara Lampe:
 2%
Jackie Townes McGee:
 1%
Bill (William) Haas:
 3%
Charles W Kullmann:
 1%
Brad Lager:
 8%
Peter Kinder:
 40%
Mike Carter:
 1%
Matthew Copple:
 1%
I won't vote for this office:
 2%

Other:

Susan Montee:
 2%
Dennis Weisenburger:
 1%
Fred Kratky:
 2%
Becky Lee Plattner:
 3%
Judy Baker:
 1%
Sara Lampe:
 1%
Jackie Townes McGee:
 1%
Bill (William) Haas:
 5%
Charles W Kullmann:
 1%
Brad Lager:
 3%
Peter Kinder:
 3%
Mike Carter:
 2%
Matthew Copple:
 2%
I won't vote for this office:
 1%
 

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.