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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2002 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 100%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
Howard Coble 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 50%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 50%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 50%
Ken Lucas 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 0%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 50%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 100%
Nick Smith 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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