The Pew Survey, in a Soundbite

I just noticed that the Columbia Journalism Review‘s blog picked up the story about the Pew survey on religious voting habits. The conclusion:

The survey concludes that religion is “not always the most important factor, but one important factor” for voters. This statement is about as mushy as they come, and if you ignore the headline and read to the end of the AP article, you pretty much arrive at the same place—nowhere.