Sunday: Exit polls show America still split by religion, culture
BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11/10/12 at 2:46 PM
Exit polls in Tuesday’s presidential election underscored, once again, that America remains sharply divided along religious and cultural lines.
Jews, Muslims, gays, Catholic Hispanics and Protestant blacks overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama.
Evangelicals strongly supported Mitt Romney.
Among regular church-goers, Romney won 59 to 39 percent. Among voters who never attend church, Obama won 62 to 34 percent, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Those who call themselves religiously unaffiliated voted for Obama 70 percent to 26 percent.
“President Obama’s victory has allowed me to be the proudest I’ve ever been to be an American,” said Bill Dusenberry, president of the Tulsa chapter of the American Association of Secular Humanist Pantheists.
Read more in Sunday's World.
Mitt Romney got 59 percent of the vote among regular church-goers, according to exit polls conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. World staff photo