Survey: ‘Obama’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of younger voters’

“Obama’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of younger voters, while Romney’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of senior … Continued

“Obama’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of younger voters, while Romney’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of senior voters. For example, 26 percent of millennial voters are white Christians, compared to 72 percent of senior voters.”

Public Religion Research Institute’s post-election American Values Survey on the religious composition of each party’s voters.

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President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

  • WmarkW

    Yes, Americans under 30 have been indoctrinated since birth in the Leftist philosophy of political correctness by an education system that teaches the foundations of America are imperialism, oppression and white male privilege.

    Senior voters were taught to believe in patriotism, self-reliance and the principles of our constitution. Today’s Democratic party is centered on the premise that the people who have wealth because they created it, owe a large chunk of it to the complaining classes.

  • 2FlyOrNot2Fly

    You know, hiding behind a pic of an American Flag doesn’t make you a patriot, no matter what your ignorant Tea Party friends may believe, WMarkW. It only makes you seem pathetic and a sore loser.

    Your comment demonstrates the disdain you feel for people who are not proseperous, older and white. While I am all three, I like most Dems believe in fairness for ALL Americans.

    Even Mike Huckabee recognizes that the Republican’s electoral wounds were self-inflicted. He blames the Republicans for “presenting the idea that people who are getting any type of assistance certainly must want to be there, And the callousness and the indifference that we communicated with it is a large part, I believe, of the ultimate defeat.” Wichita Eagle 11/15/12

  • Nina 1

    Funny you should bring this up, because it is readily apparent that Obama has no religious coalition. I think the lack of religious display by this first family is a first for an American president and his family; I am actually curious about how it was never mentioned in the course of the campaign.

  • edallan

    I was not aware that the Walton heirs, who purportedly combined control about as much wealth as does everyone else who works for Walmart, or Paris Hilton, etc. did very much to create their wealth — on which they pay taxes at rates lower than those paid by the people who actually do the work to provide value for their holdings.

  • edallan

    Funny that you also should bring it up since notoriously many of the same people who claim that Obama is a Moslem also excoriated him for having spent twenty years in a mainstream Christian congregation.

    It is possible that as a presumably believing Christian, Barack Obama is following the precepts that Jesus laid out in the preamble to the Lord’s prayer:

    Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

    Whereas large numbers of the people, who describe themselves as Christians, even as evangelicals or fundamentalists, are as contemptuous of Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 6 as they are of Jesus’ teachings in most of the rest of Matthew.

  • ELMIGuy

    Not sure what “evidence” you want — is it going to church regularly? Ronald Reagan didn’t, Jimmy Carter did. Not sure why that matters.

  • ELMIGuy

    Fly is correct. holding a flag does not make you a patriot. Holding a flag while listening to messages on your 3 corner tin foil hat makes you a patriot.

  • ELMIGuy

    I forgot — presumably you mean that the Obama family should display their religious beliefs more often like the Palin family does — by having a teenage daughter get pregnant out of wedlock (in her mother’s house according to the father), not marry the father (who is such an upstanding sort that he he got at least one other woman pregnant out of wedlock) and then making money off the baby through rality TV shows. Is that what you mean by religious displays?

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  • jackmurphy143

    The President in an 1988 interview stated his religious beliefs. He believes that Jesus is a mediator between God and man and he rejected his church’s prohibition of third trisemester abortions. He also wears a ring on his finger that says “there is no God but Allah”.
    Any Christian who knows the ACTs of the Apostles is going to say ‘AH HAH” he is not a christian based on his statement on Jesus’ mediation. EOJ.

  • Joseph Ogershok

    edallan states:

    “spent twenty years in a mainstream Christian congregation.” Black Liberation Theology is NOT mainstream.

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