Skip to comments.The Evangelical Electoral Map
Posted on 11/05/2008 11:46:51 AM PST by Alex Murphy
Obama didn't win a majority of evangelicals in any state. No surprise there. But there was some question about whether Obama's support with evangelicals would draw one out of three evangelical voters (as Clinton did in 1992) or one out of four (as Kerry did in 2004). The answer is closer to the latter: Exit polls say 26 percent of American voters called themselves evangelical or born-again Christians, and of these, 74 percent voted for McCain, with 25 percent voting for Obama. (Another measure put the percentage of evangelicals at 23 percent, with 73 percent voting for McCain, 26 percent for Obama.)
But the evangelical vote varied significantly from state to state, from Illinois' 19-point margin to Mississippi's 81-point margin, from states with evangelical populations so small that they didn't even register, to states where they are a majority of the electorate.
Here are the results, using CNN's numbers.
Not on the map: Alaska and Hawaii.
Alaska's electorate was 25% evangelical/born-again, and evangelicals voted 80% for McCain, 17% for Obama.
Only 8% of those in Hawaii's exit polls were evangelicals, and their votes are unavailable.
Update: I've moved this further up the page since it was falling rather far down and we're about to fill the rest of the states in.
Also: Some folks seem confused. This isn't the electoral college map. This is the evangelical vote map. Clicking on the states show what percentage of the state electorate was born again/evangelical, and how those evangelicals voted.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.christianitytoday.com ...
Lighter colors on the map are indicative of the numbers of evangelicals reported voting in that state, not the way their votes went.
The map at the original article is fully interactive. The one above, and in the body of the thread, is just a snapshot of that map. Clicking on the original will provide a detailed breakown of evangelical voting by state.
The fact he won ANY rvangelicals makes me wonder about evangelicals.
is there a website anywhere where I can find a district by district breakdown of the voting? or at least by zipcode or city?
I am convinced that the Jewish vote for McCain was much higher than 22% and I would to find out the final votes in orthodox Jewish enclaves like Monsey, NY, Lakewood, NJ and parts of Brooklyn.
I’m from Passaic, NJ and in the few ward’s that have a large Jewish population, the final tallies were much higher for McCain.
Evangelicals need to spend more energy evangelizing everyone else, and less time on politics. Things are going to get dark and desperate, and people will need to hear the Truth. The side benefit of growing the Kingdom of Heaven is growing the number of people who will vote for politicians with scruples, conservatives.
Although their vote was not 100% for McCain, as a Catholic I have nothing but praise for the evangelical vote. I wish Catholics had that much common sense, especially when it comes to the question of abortion. Too many Catholics think that one should not mix politics with religion. I guess that mass murder (abortion) is now considered a political choice.
You asked — “is there a website anywhere where I can find a district by district breakdown of the voting? or at least by zipcode or city?”
Here is one where you can click on the states and it will break down the votes, county-by-county.
We live in this world. That includes politics, but this is not the Kingdom of God. If you are a Christian, that Kingdom is in you, and should be there for everyone to see. Agree or disagree, at least try to look at what I’m saying from a cultural point of view. I’m not saying Christians shouldn’t vote, or hold political views, or try to make this a better world. Speaking for myself, I’ve put way too much time into politics that would have done more good had I given that time to Christ. I think a lot of other Christians are in the same boat.
So black means they are devil worshippers? (Just kidding)
Evangelicals need to spend more energy evangelizing everyone else, and less time on politics. Things are going to get dark and desperate, and people will need to hear the Truth.
Brush up on the gospel folks.
If we're going to get persecuted, we should get persecuted for the right thing. Evangelicalism seems to me now like a puffball mushroom -- lots of growth, not much real substance.
“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things will be added onto you.”
Get the primary thing right, everything else will fall into place.
More real Christians means more voters with real Christian values.