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U.S. States With Most Catholics Lean Liberal

In Hidden History, Politics on June 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Speaking of Catholics…Catholicism is a hierarchical, orthodox faith, meaning it is run from the top and its beliefs are generally static and not open to debate.  American Catholics are historically an unruly bunch and on some issues lean liberal politically, occasionally to the dismay of their cardinals and The Vatican.

Top 5 U.S. States With Highest Proportion of
Catholics Voted for Obama in 2008 by Wide Margins

State Perc Catholic 2008 Obama Vote
Rhode Island 63% 63%
Massachusetts 49% 62%
Connecticut 42% 61%
New Jersey 41% 57%
New York 41% 63%

Sources: Catholic Almanac; CNN Election Central


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