HolyCoast: The Faith Gap

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Faith Gap

Apparently the less likely you are to have faith in God the more likely you are to have faith in Obama (h/t Justin Hart):
Opinions about President Obama are divided sharply along lines of faith and religious participation. New Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying of Likely U.S. Voters shows that the president earns a job approval rating of 58% among those who rarely or never attend church or religious services. However, among those who attend services every week or nearly every week, just 38% offer their approval. Among those who attend more than one service a week, approval is even lower at 31%. Looked at from another perspective, Obama earns a 31% approval rating among Evangelical Christians, a 38% rating among Catholics and approval from 44% of other Protestants. Among voters who do not claim a Christian faith, including many who claim no religious faith of any kind, the president’s job approval is substantially higher at 65%. When it comes to intensity, 32% of non-Christians Strongly Approve of the job the president is doing, while 22% Strongly Disapprove. Among Evangelical Christians, just 19% Strongly Approve and 58% Strongly Disapprove. Twenty-three percent (23%) of other Protestants and 17% of Catholics Strongly Approve of the president’s job performance. For other Protestants and Catholics, the Strong Disapproval number is 45%. Overall, among all voters, the president’s total job approval has recently been in the mid-to-upper 40 percent range. The faith gap is also found on the Generic Congressional Ballot.
Everybody has a god. For some it's an actual deity. For some a make-believe deity. And for some it's government.


Nightingale said...

I've heard it said that if you don't believe in something, you'll believe in anything.

Explains the devotion of some to Obama and government.

Larry said...

Kim Jong Il was that way to his people too —and it just reinforces my belief that Obama’s followers will do whatever it takes, even if it means going to prison, to get him re-elected.

Remember Helen Jones-Kelley? She was director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services who ordered her staff to dig into Joe ‘The Plumber’ Wurzelbacher’s records. Fred Williams and Doug Thompson were in on that as well. Remember Brett Gerke? He used an Ohio law-enforcement computer network to access personal information about Wurzelbacher. There were at least two completely separate and illegal probes by government employees into a private citizen, all because he asked a good question. You’d be hard pressed to find that kind of Kamikaze-like devotion on the right —but on the left? Count on it.