November 23, 2008

God Gap

24 points

There was a 24-point gap in Obama support between voters who never attend worship services and those that attend weekly.

Though Barack Obama made gains among people of all levels of religious observance compared with John Kerry, he still received far more support among those who never attend worship services (67% voted for him) compared with those who attend services weekly (43% voted for him), for an “attendance gap” of 24 points. In 2004, 39% of weekly churchgoers voted for Kerry in 2004, compared with 62% of those who never attend religious services, for a similar attendance gap of 23 points. Fully 55% of weekly church goers supported John McCain, compared with 61% who supported George Bush. Read More