More Young Christian Voters Favor Obama

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A recent survey of young Christian voters reveals they may have a different political focus than their older counterparts.

A national survey conducted by Faith in Public Life of 18-34-year-olds found that those who attended church at least one or two times a month favored Sen. Barack Obama. Those who attended more frequently favored his opponent John McCain.

But 70 percent of the participants overall said they would vote for Obama.

Click the play button for more from Katie Paris of Faith in Public, as she explains how different younger and older Christians are in their voting.

CBN News spoke with Katie Paris of Faith in Public Life about the significance of the survey.She said that young Christian voters seemed to be less concerned with human rights issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

The survey also revealed that most would still vote for their choice candidate even if he changed his opinion on these issues, Paris said.

About one-third of those surveyed were first-time voters. Paris said that the results reveal just how much the "God-gap" is narrowing.

*Original broadcast October 8, 2008.

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