Exit poll data which was collected by CNN and then analyzed by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life shows gains by the Republican Party among Christian groups. Among Catholic voters, 54 percent voted for Republican congressional candidates in 2010 compared to 42 percent in 2008. The analysis also revealed:
- Among all white voters who describe themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians, 78 percent voted Republican this year, compared to 70 percent in 2008 and 2006.
- Among voters who attend religious services at least weekly, 60 percent voted Republican, while only 44 percent of those who attend services less often voted Republican.
- Among voters with no religious affiliation, 66 percent voted for Democratic candidates, down from 72 percent in 2008.
For the complete report go to The Pew Forum.
From FotF's Pastor's Weekly Briefing