Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pew : Catholics, Black and White Protestants, and Secularists Support the Democratic Congress

It should be clear by now that most Americans (with the exception of Howie) are glad that the Democrats won the 2006 midterm elections and took control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. But according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center support for the Democrats extends to at least a few groups who, for the last two decades, have been solidly in the GOP camp.

It should be no surprise that 72% of American secularists are happy the Democrats won, or even that 84% of Black Protestants were. But 60% of Catholics say they are happy with the political change in Congress, and even 56% of mainline Protestants agree. It is only among white Evangelical Protestants that we see a majority who are unhappy. But even here, 4 in 10 Evangelicals support the Democrats.

Full story at the link.

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