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NEW STUDY FINDS DEMOCRATS HAVE LEAD WITH CATHOLICS

NEW STUDY FINDS DEMOCRATS HAVE LEAD WITH CATHOLICS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bill Roth,
roth@catholicdemocrats.org [ mailto:roth@catholicdemocrats.org ] (408)-876-0111

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
United States.

* 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
hol.php

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
_in.php

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Americans.

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