What Should We Make of Yesterday’s Exit Polls on Religious Voters?

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Mark Silk of Religion News Service interprets the exit polls:

  • White evangelicals voted for Republicans.  (Surprise!)
  • Protestants constituted less than half of the electorate for the first time in U.S. history
  • Catholics were split, but they leaned Democratic.  This may be because of the Latino vote.
  • Trump’s support of Israel did not sway Jewish voters.  In fact, their support for Democratic candidates doubled
  • “Nones” voted Democratic

Silk concludes: “The bottom line, as moving parts of the American religious system continue their recent trends, is clear: Republicans beware.”

Read the entire piece here.

2 thoughts on “What Should We Make of Yesterday’s Exit Polls on Religious Voters?

  1. Hello, John. Greetings from Australia. I appreciate your blog posts and tweets, as well as your excellent “Believe Me” book, which I have recently read. Keep speaking the truth!

    There’s a type in this current post. You wrote, “Catholics were split, but they learned Democratic.” I assume it should read “leaned Democratic”, but perhaps both versions work!

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