Catholics More Republican Than Ever Under Obama

Catholics under President Obama are shifting more to the right than ever, according to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center.

According to the Pew research, White Catholics are identifying more with the GOP than ever before since 1992. About 53 percent of White Catholics said they identified as Republicans, versus 39 percent who said they were Democrats.

Back in 2010, nearly 41 percent of White Catholics said they were Democrats, but that number has slowly decreased since then. A decade ago, the number of White Catholics who identified as Democrat was even higher, at about 43 percent.

And back in 1992 when the research first started, a majority of White Catholics identified Democrats versus Republican in a 57-40 percent margin.

Hispanic Catholics are also identifying more with the GOP’s policies.

Hispanic Catholics largely identify as Democrats, with research showing a 67-26 percent margin. However, that 67 percent was once 13 percentage points higher back five years ago with a 79-19 percent margin. That is a quite significant drop of support in just five years.

While trends are up for Republicans in some categories that Democrats once controlled, Democrats still have a lead on Republicans when it comes to Jewish voters, voters who do not identify with a religion and registered voters.

Take a look at the polls for yourself:

Party Affiliation by Religion: Long-Term Trends  (continued)

Party Affiliation by Religion: Long-Term Trends

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