Pew Forum yesterday published its preliminary analysis, based on exit polls, of Tuesday's presidential vote by religion, race and worship attendance. Gov. Romney did best among White Protestant born-again and evangelical voters- 79%. He received 69% of all White Protestant votes and 59% of White Catholic votes. He received 30% of the Jewish vote, up significantly from the 21% received by John McCain in 2008. Romney received 78% of the Mormon vote.
President Obama did best among Black Protestants- 95%. He received 75% of the Hispanic Catholic vote and 68% of the Jewish vote. He received 74% of the votes of those who listed themselves as being of some faith other than Christian or Jewish, and 70% of the vote of those who are religiously unaffiliated. He received 21% of the Mormon vote.
Broken down by attendance at worship services, Romney received 59% of the votes of those who attend services at least weekly, while Obama received 62% of the votes of those who never attend worship services. Protestants made up 53%, Catholics 25%, Jews 2%, and other faiths 7% of the total electorate.