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2000 Exit Poll Results
Vote by Religion Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
Protestant
Percentage of Electorate: 54
43% 55% 1% 2%
- White Protestants
Percentage of Electorate: 47
35% 62% 1% 2%
- Black Protestants
Percentage of Electorate: 9
90% 8% 1% 1%
Catholic
Percentage of Electorate: 27
50% 46% 1% 2%
Jewish
Percentage of Electorate: 4
81% 17% 0% 1%
Other
Percentage of Electorate: 5
54% 33% 1% 9%
None
Percentage of Electorate: 9
61% 28% 1% 9%
Part of the Religious Right? Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
Yes
Percentage of Electorate: 14
19% 79% 1% 1%
No
Percentage of Electorate: 83
55% 41% 1% 3%
Attend Religious Services Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
More Than Once a Week
Percentage of Electorate: 14
36% 62% 1% 1%
Once a Week
Percentage of Electorate: 28
41% 56% 1% 2%
A Few Times a Month
Percentage of Electorate: 14
51% 45% 1% 2%
A Few Times a Year
Percentage of Electorate: 28
55% 41% 0% 3%
Never
Percentage of Electorate: 14
62% 29% 1% 6%
Abortion Should Be ... Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
Legal in All Cases
Percentage of Electorate: 24
71% 24% 0% 5%
Legal in Most Cases
Percentage of Electorate: 33
59% 37% 0% 3%
Illegal in Most Cases
Percentage of Electorate: 27
29% 68% 1% 1%
Illegal in All Cases
Percentage of Electorate: 13
23% 73% 2% 1%
Lieberman's Religion Makes Him... Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
A Better V.P.
Percentage of Electorate: 17
61% 36% 1% 1%
A Worse V.P.
Percentage of Electorate: 8
22% 71% 1% 5%
No Effect
Percentage of Electorate: 72
50% 46% 1% 3%
Moral Condition of the Country Gore Bush Buchanan Nader
Right Direction
Percentage of Electorate: 39
70% 27% 0% 2%
Wrong Track
Percentage of Electorate: 57
33% 62% 1% 3%
Source: Voter News Service

Voter Turnout in 2000
Religious Affiliation Percent that Voted
Jews72
White Protestants
(church attending)
65
Other Non-Christians
(Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, etc.)
65
Latter-Day Saints63
White Catholics
(church attending)
61
"Religious Right"56
White "Other Christians"
(church attending)
55
Black Protestants50
Seculars49
White Protestants
(less church attending)
45
Muslims40
White Catholics
(less church attending)
40
White "Other Christians"
(less church attending)
40
Latino Protestants35
Latino Catholics26
ENTIRE ELECTORATE51
Source: estimated from Thrid National Survey of Religion and Politics

1996 Exit Poll Results
Religious Affiliation Clinton Dole Perot Other
White Protestant Religious Right
Percentage of Electorate: 13
21% 70% 8% 1%
White Protestant Non-Religious Right
Percentage of Electorate: 34
42% 46% 10% 2%
Black Protestants
Percentage of Electorate: 9
84% 12% 4% --
White Catholics
Percentage of Electorate: 24
48% 41% 10% 1%
Non-White Catholics
Percentage of Electorate: 4
78% 17% 3% 2%
Jews
Percentage of Electorate: 3
78% 16% 3% 2%
All Other Religious Groups
Percentage of Electorate: 6
51% 31% 13% 5%
Secular
Percentage of Electorate: 7
57% 25% 13% 5%
Source: Bliss Institute for Applied Politics, University of Akron
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