2008 Presidential Election Exit Polls: Religion and Voting Print E-mail
Monday, 10 November 2008 00:00
Exit Polls show relationship of religion with voting behaviors. Thanks to Renew America for this information!

The following election data compiled from 17,836 Voter Surveys taken across the country immediately after a person voted, provides perspective on the November 4th Election.

Totals and Percentages
 
U.S. Population                                                                    303,000,000
Voter Turnout                (64% at last available count)               125,000,000
 
Barack Obama                              (52%)                              64,000,000
 
John McCain                                 (47%)                              60,000,000

How religious training - or the lack thereof - affected the Vote
 
Amongst other data from the exit poll surveys, the following survey findings should enlighten, disturb, and inform the Evangelical Christian Community:
 
Vote By Religion

* 54% of the entire vote cast were caste by Protestants. Of those voters, 45% voted for President Elect, Barack Obama. 54% cast their votes for Senator John McCain.
* 27% of the vote cast were cast by Catholics. Of those voters, 54% voted for Obama and 45% voted for McCain.
* 2% of the vote were cast by those of the Jewish Faith, 78% of whom voted for Obama and 21% for McCain.
* 6% of the vote were cast by those of Other religious faiths. Of those, 73% voted for Obama and 23% for McCain.
* 12% of the vote cast were cast by those of No particular religious faith, 75% of whom voted for Obama and 23% for McCain.

White Evangelical / Born Agains

* 26% of the entire Vote cast.
* 24% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 74% Voted for John McCain.

(Of the 74% White Caucasians who said they were NOT Evangelical or Born Again, 62% Voted for Barack Obama, and 36% Voted for John McCain.)
White Protestant / Born Agains

* 23% of the entire Vote cast.
* 26% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 73% Voted for John McCain.

White Protestant / Not Born Agains

* 19% of the entire Vote Cast.
* 44% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 55% Voted for John McCain.

All Others

* 58% of the entire Vote cast.
* 67% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 31% Voted for John McCain.


 The Influence of Church Attendance
 
Vote By Church Attendance

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12% of the entire Vote cast attend Church 'more' than once a week.
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43% Voted for Barack Obama.
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55% Voted for John McCain
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27% of the entire Vote cast attend Church 'weekly.'
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43% of those Voted for Barack Obama.
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55% Voted for John McCain.
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15% of the entire Vote cast attend church 'monthly.'
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53% Voted for Barack Obama.
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46% Voted for John McCain.
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28% of the entire Vote cast attend church 'a few times a year.'
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59% Voted for Barack Obama.
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39% Voted for John McCain.
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16% of the entire Vote cast 'never' attend church.
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67% Voted for Barack Obama.
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30% Voted for John McCain.

Vote By Religion and Church Attendance

* 15% of Protestants who Voted attend church 'weekly.'
* 32% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 67% Voted for John McCain.
* 15% of Protestants who Voted attend church 'less often' than once a week.
* 45% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 54% Voted for John McCain.
* 12% of Catholics who Voted attend church 'weekly.'
* 49% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 50% Voted for John McCain.
* 14% of Catholics who Voted attend church 'less often' than once a week.
* 58% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 40% Voted for John McCain.

All Others

* 42% represented other religious faiths.
* 63% Voted for Barack Obama.
* 35% Voted for John McCain

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