Most Americans (60%) — including majorities of white mainline Protestants (56%), black Protestants (84%), white Catholics (60%) and seculars (72%) — say they are happy the Democrats won control of Congress in the November midterm election; only among white evangelicals did as many express unhappiness as expressed happiness with the Democrats’ victory (41% each). But regardless of who they think should take the lead in Washington, majorities of all religious groups (including 66% of white evangelicals) say that Republicans should try as best they can to work with Democrats to accomplish things, rather than standing up to Democrats on the issues. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.