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obama3.jpgFor all his religious outreach, Barack Obama’s base in today’s Pennsylvania’s primary today was secular. Yes, he won voters who attend church more than weekly–though at 50-percent to 49-percent it wasn’t exactly a clear cut victory–but those voters constituted just 9-percent of the electorate. Weekly and monthly churchgoers, by contrast, accounted for 36-percent of the vote, and Hillary Clinton took those voters 56-percent to 44-percent.
So far as church attendance is concerned, Obama’s most decisive win today came from voters who don’t. Those who never attend church made up 18-percent of the electorate, and they went to Obama 56-percent to 44-percent. Among various religious traditions, Obama fared strongest among those who identified as “no religion,” winning them 66-percent to 34-percent.


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