Louisiana by Religion

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So what happened religiously in Louisiana yesterday? In the black-white affair on the Democratic side, the only attendance category that Clinton won was the Nevers—the six percent of the Democratic vote who said they never go to chruch–who split for her 56 percent to 44 percent. Not a big deal. Obama did win the Catholic vote, 51 percent to 43 percent, but that was thanks to the large number of black Catholics in the state. White Catholics voters went for Clinton by a margin of 62 percent to 29 percent, a margin larger than the margin by which white Protestants voted for her (54 percent to 29 percent).
There were no surprises on the GOP side. Huckabee outstripped McCain among those who said they attend church more than-weekly by better than two-to-one. In all other attendance categories, McCain prevailed. Huckabee got the evangelicals, McCain the non-evangelicals (56 percent and 54 percent respectively). Likewise, Huckabee got the Protestants (52 percent) and McCain the Catholics (55 percent). But there were twice as many Protestants as Catholics, so Huckabee squeaked through.