U.S.: Catholics split fifty fifty between Republicans and Democrats.
Naturally, from a voting point of view, this fact should be read in light of one determining factor: religious practice. Catholics and Protestants who go to church every week chose Romney over Obama with a difference of 20%, whereas the Democratic candidate was 25% ahead in terms of the votes gained from individuals who practiced their faith less regularly.
My response to you is NOT about what the Protestants did or did not do. My observation is this article is deceptive. It is not a fifty fifty split according to whomever is publishing the numbers. The split was 50% of Catholics voted for Obama, and 48% of Catholics voted for Romney. So did that other two percent stay home, vote some third party?
Where did these numbers come from? And given this article is about Catholics why the need to inject Protestants into the excuse filled article? Fact is that the majority of Catholics in the United States are liberal. It was elected and appointed liberal Catholics that produced Obama's 'deathcare' act. Are we suppose to whitewash reality?
I saw that 20% stat, too...
CNN exit polls said that weekly church-attenders went Romney 59-39%.
Still, about 40% of the most avid church attenders went Obama! (That says something)