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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Democrat Party - AKA the Abortion Party - how the heck do "they" keep voting for pro-abort legislators?
Or, to be more clear, people who define themselves by their ethnicity tend toward the DNC. People who don’t, lean GOP.
The +6 for Catholic overall is really good because it is a key swing vote.
The +13 for Jewish is also a good sign.
I, for one, don't understand it. But I am glad that it is moving in the right direction (no pun intended).
“Or, to be more clear, people who define themselves by their ethnicity tend toward the DNC. People who dont, lean GOP.”
In other words, leftists have racial hangups, and cling to race-baiters, like sniveling neurotics cling to their shrinks. The Democratic Party makes them feel comfortable with their ignorance.
Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler were all baptized...all were anti-religion later when their beliefs mattered.
Is there some reason they didn’t sample Protestant Hispanics? Republicans in a good year pick up around 40% of the Hispanic vote nationally. My sense is that the split among Hispanics of different denominations would be similiar to the split among white protestants/evangelicals vs white catholics.
This poll is from 2008-2010, ie, worthless.
What is interesting is that the most likely denomination to vote Democrat are mainline protestants.
So the prots need to clear out their own garage rather then complain about us Catholics.
You'll find committed catholics and evangelicals on the same "right" side of all the key issues of the day, and you'll find secular catholics and "mainline" protestants on the wrong side of those very same issues.
That would tell me that, despite the noisy debates we get into here at FR, a committed believing catholic and a committed believing evangelical have much more in common with one another than either do with their secular barely-believing "co-religionists" lining up on the other side.
Yep, exactly. Politically, nothing changed when I converted. I still have much in common with my evangelical friends. Good folks, good people.
Of course, you'd have to ask Pew why they reported in the way they did. I certainly don't know. But I also notice they didn't report Black Catholics.
In protestantdom, those churches who are so-called "mainstream" belong to the wicked National Council of Churches.
They are not even churches at all. They belong to an extremely liberal wing of the Democrat party. There is nothing good about these "churches" and anyone still clinging to the hope of reforming them are deluding yourselves.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches in the USA
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of the Brethren
The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Friends United Meeting
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hungarian Reformed Church in America
International Council of Community Churches
Korean Presbyterian Church in America
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Mar Thoma Church
Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Orthodox Church in America
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Polish National Catholic Church of America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Reformed Church in America
Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
The Swedenborgian Church
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church
Pew has done the Hispanic Protestants, they vote to the right of the overall Catholic vote.
In 2004 They went for Bush by 56%, and in 2008 went for Obama by 52%. They are about a third of the Hispanic vote.
Actually mainline Protestants vote majority Republican and Catholics vote majority Democrat. The denomination most likely to vote Democrat are Catholics.
WooHoo! Good news for conservatives!
That’s an oxymoron in my book. The Hispanics coming into America are Catholic. They are led away by lies of Protestatns in my opinion.
We’ve had this discussion before and I wish I had kept the link. Your numbers are wrong. The final number of Catholics voting for Obortion Obama was 48 percent. Still much too high.
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.
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