NEW STUDY FINDS DEMOCRATS HAVE LEAD WITH CATHOLICS
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 25, 2008 — A new study published by Georgetown
University shows that Democrats have a distinct advantage among Catholic
voters in the upcoming November election.
The study, from The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, shows a
number of trends which show bode well for the Democratic Party.
* The study estimates that there are about 47 Million Catholic Voters in the
* Democrats have an edge of 8 million voter advantage among registered
voters who are Catholics.
* Only 21% of Catholics are either strongly or weakly affiliated as a
Republican. This is the lowest number of Catholic Republicans recorded since
before the 2000 presidential election when Al Gore won the Catholic Vote.
* Republicans have lost nearly a third of the Catholics who identified
themselves with the Party since 2004.
A link to the study can be found at:
[ http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news/2008/06/more_data_cara_study_on_cathol.php ]http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news/2008/06/more_data_cara_study_on_cat
Information on Catholic beliefs taken from a Pew Research Study, and
Analysis from Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, can be found at:
[ http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news ]http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news/
This data reinforces the analysis by Catholic Democrats that showed that
nearly 68% of Catholics voted Democratic in the presidential primary.
Information on this analysis can be found at:
[ http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news/2008/03/analysis_of_catholic_voting_in.php ]http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/news/2008/03/analysis_of_catholic_voting
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