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Robert C. Byrd

Robert C. Byrd's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Robert C. Byrd

Marriage, Family, and Children

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 4%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 10%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 90%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 20
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 14
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 0%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 75%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 48%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 78%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 83%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 40%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 86%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 40%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 100%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2002 American Family Voices - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 60%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 90%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 91%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 50%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 88%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 93%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 80%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 89%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 18%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 83%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 82%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 14%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 75%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 89%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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