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To: NYer

They always cite these numbers as if they are based on solid evidence (but I don’t remember it being as high as 54% before—I thought 53 or 52%). How did they determine how many Catholics voted for Obama and how many for McCain? How many of those Catholics had been inside a church in the past month? or the past year? I think they include as Catholic everyone who was baptized as one and has not joined another religion.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

When you look at Catholics being only 12 % of the voting public — those numbers got skewed — probably with people who said they were Catholic but did not attend church regularly.

Many more people of other denominations voted for Obama than did Catholics.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Verginius Rufus

The Catholic vote consists of people who call themselves members of the Catholic church, and that the Pope counts as Catholics.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The first American vote for a man who believes that he will become literally God, an actual deity.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I think they include as Catholic everyone who was baptized as one and has not joined another religion.

They include anyone who self-identifies as Catholic, no matter how long it's been since they darkened the doorstep of a Catholic Church.

30 posted on 05/22/2012 6:29:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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