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Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Hussein Obama II's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012

Social

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Title IX/Funding for Equality in Education 100%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Government Funded Religion 50%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Views on Religious Freedom 100%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 100%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Using Religion to Discriminate 100%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Jerusalem 50%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Overall 86%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Two-State Solution 100%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Israel's Right to Exist 100%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: The Israel-Palestine Borders 100%
2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Settlements 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Refusal Laws 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Attitude Toward Nontheists 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government and Values 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Final Grade 34%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 33%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: God, Faith & Governance 33%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Scientifically Based Regulations & Leislation 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Accepts Evolution 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Endorsements & Associations 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government Acts 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government Funding 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Church & State Separation 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Education 67%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Health and Safety 67%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 90%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 25%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 90%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 96%
2002 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0%
2002 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0%
2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 50%
2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 50%
2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0%
1999-2000 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1998-1999 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1998-1999 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%
1998 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 80%
1998 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter - Positions 100%
1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0%
1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0%

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