Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Politics and Religion, Statistics

Lots of connections between religion and politics in America.
The most heavily Republican groups: Evangelicals (56%), Mainline (44%), Other Christian (42%).
The most heavily Democratic groups: Black Protestant (71%), Jewish (68%), Latino Catholic (61%), Other Faiths (55%).
The most heavily Independent: Other Christian (36%), Other Faiths (33%), Unaffiliated (30%).

By the way, "Other Christian" is mainly Mormon with some Orthodox, while "Other Faiths" includes Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, pagans, and New Agers. Unaffiliated includes secularists and non-believers.

name -- % of Population - Republican - Independent - Democratic
total -----------100% -------- 38% --------- 20 ----------- 42

Evangelical
Protestant --- 26.3 ------- 56% -------- 17 --------- 27

Traditionalist
Evangelical --- 12.6 --------- 70% --------- 10 --------- 20
Centrist
Evangelical --- 10.8 --------- 47% --------- 22 --------- 31
Modernist
Evangelical --- 2.9 ---------- 30% --------- 26 --------- 44

Mainline
Protestant --- 16 --------- 44% --------- 18 --------- 38

Traditionalist
Mainline ------- 4.3 --------- 59% --------- 10 --------- 31
Centrist
Mainline ------- 7 ---------- 46% --------- 21 --------- 33
Modernist
Mainline ------ 4.7 --------- 26% --------- 20 --------- 54

Latino
Protestants --- 2.8 --------- 37% --------- 20 --------- 43


Black
Protestants --- 9.6 --------- 11% --------- 18 --------- 71

All
Catholic ------17.5 --------- 41% --------- 15 --------- 44

Traditionalist
Catholic ------- 4.4 ----------- 57% --------- 13 --------- 30
Centrist
Catholic ------- 8.1 ----------- 34% ---------- 19 ----------- 47
Modernist
Catholic ------- 5 ------------- 38% ---------- 11 ----------- 51

Latino
Catholic ----- 4.5 ----------- 15% ---------- 24 ---------- 61


Other
Christian ----- 2.7 --------- 42% ----------- 36 --------- 22

Other
Faiths ------ 2.7 ------------ 12% ----------- 33 --------- 55


All
Jewish ----- 1.9 ------------ 21% ----------- 11 ---------- 68

All
Unaffiliated --16 --------- 27% ----------- 30 ---------- 43

Unaffiliated
Believers ------- 5.3 --------- 28% ----------- 37 ---------- 35
Secular -------- 7.5 ---------- 29% ----------- 27 ---------- 44
Atheist,
Agnostic ------- 3.2 ---------- 19% ----------- 27 --------- 54

Based on the 2004 Fourth National Survey of Religion and Politics
http://pewforum.org/publications/surveys/green-full.pdf

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