Peter Steinfels in the NYTimes

The religion gap also turns out to be much narrower among Roman Catholics than Protestants. “Weekly Catholic Mass-goers supported Bush by a seven-point margin, in contrast to the 30-point margin among their Protestant counterparts,” Mr. Bole wrote.

“When it came to Catholics who reported going to Mass a few times a month, the trend was exactly reversed,” he said. “Those Catholics chose Gore by a seven-point margin.” That contrasted with the five percentage point advantage that Mr. Bush enjoyed among “few-times-a-month” Protestants.

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