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Posted: 23 November 2012 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Occam. - 13 November 2012 12:30 PM

I wonder where atheists and pot smokers fit in this list?  smile

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I don’t know about the pot smokers, but FWIW, it looks like 32% of the (white) atheists’ votes went to Romney, according to the Reuters’ poll of 40,000+ voters.

White voters by religion
Mormon:  89%
Baptist: 79%
Other Protestant: 75%
Methodist: 66%
Presybterian: 65%
Lutheran: 60%
All Whites: 58%
Catholic: 57%
Episcopal: 55%
Other Religion: 51%
Jewish: 34%
None: 32%

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Posted: 23 November 2012 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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George - 23 November 2012 10:08 AM
Occam. - 13 November 2012 12:30 PM

I wonder where atheists and pot smokers fit in this list?  smile

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I don’t know about the pot smokers, but FWIW, it looks like 32% of the (white) atheists’ votes went to Romney, according to the Reuters’ poll of 40,000+ voters.

 


A lot of them might have been Libertarians, an odd lot at best. The rest might be those “atheists” who call themselves atheists because they are mad at god.  They are theists hoping their god takes notice and will bring them back into the fold.

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Posted: 23 November 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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George - 23 November 2012 10:08 AM
Occam. - 13 November 2012 12:30 PM

I wonder where atheists and pot smokers fit in this list?  smile

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I don’t know about the pot smokers, but FWIW, it looks like 32% of the (white) atheists’ votes went to Romney, according to the Reuters’ poll of 40,000+ voters.

White voters by religion
Mormon:  89%
Baptist: 79%
Other Protestant: 75%
Methodist: 66%
Presybterian: 65%
Lutheran: 60%
All Whites: 58%
Catholic: 57%
Episcopal: 55%
Other Religion: 51%
Jewish: 34%
None: 32%

Interesting.  Of all religious categories of white voters, Obama only won among Jews and non-believers.  (Could there be some overlap there? As I understand it, someone can be Jewish and also atheist.)

(Obama is the only major political figure who I recall hearing regularly including “non-beleivers” when referring to the various faiths.  But maybe that is just because I am listening for it when he speaks.)

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Posted: 23 November 2012 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Regarding your question on Jews, it depends what you mean by a “Jew.” If you mean genetically related ethnic group, then they can be anything, even Christians. But those who follow Judaism, are not atheists—unless they are cultural Jews, in which case they are probably also Jews “by blood.”

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Posted: 23 November 2012 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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George - 23 November 2012 05:46 PM

Regarding your question on Jews, it depends what you mean by a “Jew.” If you mean genetically related ethnic group, then they can be anything, even Christians. But those who follow Judaism, are not atheists—unless they are cultural Jews, in which case they are probably also Jews “by blood.”

Yeah, the category in the survey said “Jewish” rather than “Judaism” so I was wondering whether some atheists who are Jewish-by-blood may have responded Jewish instead of “none”.

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Posted: 23 November 2012 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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TimB - 23 November 2012 08:51 PM
George - 23 November 2012 05:46 PM

Regarding your question on Jews, it depends what you mean by a “Jew.” If you mean genetically related ethnic group, then they can be anything, even Christians. But those who follow Judaism, are not atheists—unless they are cultural Jews, in which case they are probably also Jews “by blood.”

Yeah, the category in the survey said “Jewish” rather than “Judaism” so I was wondering whether some atheists who are Jewish-by-blood may have responded Jewish instead of “none”.

Probably…

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Posted: 23 November 2012 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Black Mormons must have overwhelmingly gone for Obama, because Romney’s overall total of the Morman vote was only 78% (less than George W got).

I saw a stat that was concerning.  The number of religiously unaffiliated in the population has gone up significantly in the past 4 years, but the number of religiously unaffiliated who voted did not change from 2008 to 2012.  This suggests that new non-believers are not voting.  (BTW, religiously unaffiliated who do vote made up 12% of the population of voters in 2008 and 2012.)

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