By David E. Campbell
Examines the non secular affiliations of citizens and occasion elites and evaluates the declare that ethical values have been decisive in 2004. This e-book analyzes thoughts used to mobilize spiritual conservatives and examines the balloting habit of more than a few teams, together with evangelicals, African-Americans, and the understudied spiritual left.
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The Bush Coalition The single largest religious community in the Bush coalition was traditionalist evangelicals, accounting for just under 25 percent of all his ballots. The second-largest group was centrist evangelicals, at about 12 percent. Taken together, the two largest evangelical groups made up 35 percent of the Bush vote. If modernist and nominal evangelicals are added in, then evangelical Protestants as a whole provided the president with 40 percent of his support at the polls. 12. Guth and others (2006); also see Olson and Green (2006).
E. SMIDT, AND J. L. GUTH The net result was that Bush obtained a majority of both groups in 2004. Indeed, John Kerry’s Catholicism appears not to have helped much with these Catholic communities and his less traditional Catholicism may even have been a hindrance. A more complex pattern appears among other evangelical and mainline Protestant categories. The GOP vote among centrist evangelicals increased slightly over the period, although their turnout expanded considerably, mostly between 2000 and 2004.
In sum, Bush received more than 25 percent of his ballots from religious communities that largely backed Kerry. 2 percent of his total vote. Adding Latinos brings the total from ethnic and racial groups to just under 20 percent of all Kerry ballots. 8 percent, bringing the total from religious minorities to more than 25 percent of the Kerry vote. 6 percent. All the unaffiliated groups combined accounted for just over 20 percent of all of Kerry’s support. Finally, adding up all the modernist and nominal groups (including the evangelicals) produced another 20 percent of Kerry’s ballots.
A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election by David E. Campbell