Skip to comments.White US Catholics move toward GOP, Hispanic Catholics toward Democrats
Posted on 08/19/2010 9:22:04 AM PDT by markomalley
48% of the nations Catholics now identify themselves as Democrats, while 43% identify themselves as Republicans, according to a survey released August 19 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. In 2006, 52% of Catholics identified themselves as Democrats, while 39% identified themselves as Republicans. White and Hispanic Catholics have become increasingly divided on party affiliation. In 2006, 49% of white Catholics and 63% of Hispanic Catholics called themselves Democrats, while 43% of white Catholics and 30% of Hispanic Catholics called themselves Republicans. Four years later, 41% of white Catholics and 71% of Hispanic Catholics call themselves Democrats, while 50% of white Catholics and 22% of Hispanic Catholics called themselves Republicans Among the surveys other findings (survey results for Catholics did not differ greatly from Americans overall):
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Salvation, you made that up and you get called on it every time.
There is no secret, newly discovered, Catholic voting number, that the world is concealing from the 2008 election history.
I am not making it up and do not appreciate you trying to read my mind by saying I made it up. I did not.
It was actually a count posted on a major article that finally defined the Catholic vote.
As I said, still much too high for Obortion O.
Entirely false, as this study finally shows.
Mainline protestants vote split even between Democrats/Republicans.
Catholics now vote about 10 points in favour of Republicans.
Salvation we know the Catholic vote for 2008 and we know that you will not post a valid source for your wild claim.
Did you catch the 2008 election? Obama won 54% of the Catholic vote. The majority of mainline Protestants voted for McCain.
This poll is more recent and says otherwise.
That is mere polling, it says nothing compared to the real voting, that is why HW Bush won reelection with 93%, right?
You should clean your house first before complaining about ours.
I hear endlessly how Catholics are the problem, when the problem is really the liberal mainstream prots and the Catholics.
Let’s call a spade a spade.
What I am trying to do here is to strip the blinders from the eyes of conservative Catholics so that they will take the new found awareness back to their churches and start looking at what is going on there and what can be changed to get the Catholic vote to reflect what conservative Catholics think it should be reflecting.
Conservative Catholics have a totally false image of how Catholics vote, and even here among conservative Catholics, the reaction is almost always to fight the facts, to try and cover them up, to deny them, to try and defeat the information.
I assume that, and I get the impression from some of the Jews here at FR, that many of them are battling to change the consciousness of their fellow Jews, they are fighting to penetrate the Democrat mindset among other Jews. We need more of that from conservative Catholics.
We can’t fix something until we notice that it is broke.
So white Catholics are now more Republican than all Protestants are.
‘Is there some reason they didnt sample Protestant Hispanics?’
Likely the same reason they didn’t sample black Catholics. — ????
Thats an oxymoron in my book. The Hispanics coming into America are Catholic. They are led away by lies of Protestatns in my opinion.
BTW I am Hispanic and I am not Catholic ;)
Obama won the overall religious vote, 52 percent to 46 percent, reversing President George W. Bushs 51 percent to 48 percent values voter victory over Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry in 2004. Obama also won the Catholic vote, persuaded young evangelical voters to choose him and began to squeeze shut the so-called God gap yawning between religious Democrats and Republicans during the Bush era.
How will the roughly 9.1 million evangelical Christians who voted for Obama vote in the next election? Will Obama's actions compel the 31.2 million evangelicals who didn't vote in the 2008 election to vote next time?
Note the math:
31+ million evangelical voters didn’t vote
9+ million evangelical voters for Obama
less than 3 million total Jewish voters
Some FReepers need to STFU.