November 4th, 2008
10:31 PM ET
11 years ago

Exit Polls: The Religion Factor

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Acording to exit polls, John McCain is winning among America's Protestants but Barack Obama took the Catholics.

Among voters surveyed, 55 percent identified themselves as Protestant. They went for McCain by 53 percent to 45 percent.

While some Catholic bishops stressed the Church's opposition to abortion rights as the most-important issue for the faithful to consider, Catholics - who made up 26 percent of the voters today - went for Obama 53 percent to 45 percent.

Jewish voters - 2 percent of the electorate today - went heavily for Obama: 78 percent to 21 percent.

Twelve percent of those surveyed today say responded "none" when asked about their religion. They went for Obama 76 percent to 22 percent.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
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  1. Anonymous

    This is a very historical movement not only for Africans Americans but also great historically time for black people all around the global. It is a firsthand of the freedom in America and I was glad not only was this my first vote, also my pleasure to vote for next the President of United States of America. Now we believe in freedom and democracy of America. Congratulation to President Obama. God bless him and all Americans.

    Thank you,

    Ariik T. Nyok

    November 4, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. Jerry

    Well, I quess we have elected someone who has less experience than Sarah P. I just hope we don't all drown in the swamp he will drag us through...

    November 5, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  3. Sue

    I'm glad we have come far enough to have a black president, even if he is only half black. I just really hope that he is a GOD fearing man who also believes in the way I'm a white female!

    November 5, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |

    i wish all the success to OBAMA on his wonderfull is matter of fact that we the world looking forward for a leadership provided by the UNITED STATES and it seems best available in shape of Obama.We are waiting and looking forward the solutions of most facinating issues that world is facing right now including terrorism and other religious conflicts.Obama should cope all of them with a grace he wons US presidential battle.CHANGE WE NEED.

    November 5, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
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