|an economist poll|
I was looking around the Economist's website after reading your post and I found a survey that might be of interest to people here. It asked Americans the usual questions, like "would you vote for an atheist?" but breaks the answers down into Republicans and Democrats.
You can see the whole thing here in the form of a graph, but I'll just tell you about the ones I thought you'd want to know:
Is sex between unmarried people immoral?
20% of Dems said "yes" vs 50% of Republicans
Do you oppose gay marriage?
25% of Dems said "yes" vs 80% of Republicans
Would you consider voting for an atheist?
50% of Dems said "yes" vs about 18% of Republicans
(I should say, all of these figures are estimates from me just trying to read the bar charts)
Should creationism be taught in schools?
55% of Dems said "yes" vs over 80% of Republicans
Finally, one that is not so religious:
Was it a mistake to invade Iraq?
over 80% of Dems said "yes" vs less than 20% of Republicans
I'm surprised by some of these figures. I was under the impression that there was greater agreement about the stupidity of our decision to invade Iraq. I had no idea that SO many Americans want to see creationism taught in school, or that even 25% of Democrats have trouble with the idea of gay marriage. We're a crazier country than I thought!