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57 percent identify themselves as conservatives, 45 percent are Republican.

57 percent of libertarians have a positive view of the Republican Party; 6 percent favor the Democratic Party.

39 percent identify with the tea party, 35 percent are political independents.

15 percent identify with a third political party, 5 percent are Democrats, 3 percent are liberals.

27 percent are “white mainline Protestants,” 27 percent are religiously unaffiliated, 23 percent are “white evangelicals” and 11 percent are Catholics.

Source: The Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey of 2,317 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 21 to Oct. 3 and released Tuesday.

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