The Twelve Tribes of American Politics
The religious groups that comprise the U.S. electorate--and how they voted in 2004.
Percent of 2004 voters:
Who are they:
Highly orthodox white evangelical Protestants: 88% believe the Bible is literally true; 87% report attending worship once a week or more; 44% live in the South.
Conservative: 66%, Moderate: 25%, Liberal: 9%
Republican: 70%, Independent: 10%, Democratic: 20%
Strongly Republican and getting more so each year.
How they voted:
88% of the Religious Right voted for Bush, accounting for 26% of his total votes in the election. Just 12% voted for Kerry, making up 4% of his total votes received.
What they care about: