Ohio voters based vote on moral issues

.- George W. Bush’s position against abortion, same-sex marriage and embryonic stem-cell research, and for family values inspired many Ohio Evangelical Christians and Catholics to turn out in large number and to re-elect him President, says a report by Knight Ridder Newspapers.

Ohio's biggest cities voted for Senator John Kerry, but in the suburban and rural areas, the vote was strongly for Bush.

Some pollsters and political analysts said many people turned out to vote on the ballot measure to amend the state constitution to ban homosexual unions, which worked in Bush’s favor. The amendment passed easily, 62 percent to 38 percent. The high conservative turnout for the ballot measure generated a lot of votes for Bush, they said.

Exit polling in Ohio Nov. 2 showed 23 percent of voters cited "moral values" as the most important issue in the election, second only to the 24 percent who cited the economy or jobs, reported Knight Ridder. For those to whom moral values were most important, 85 percent said they voted for Bush. For those most concerned about the economy, 83 percent voted for Kerry.

The poll also indicated that of voters who said they attended church weekly, 64 percent voted for Bush and 36 percent voted for Kerry. Among the 10 percent of voters, who said the most important quality in a president was his religious faith, 95 percent voted for Bush. For the seven percent who cited "intelligence" as the most important quality, 93 percent voted for Kerry.

Similar trends were evident nationwide. According to exit polling conducted for The Associated Press, Bush took 78 percent of the country’s white evangelical and born-again vote, compared to only 21 percent for Kerry.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods

Liturgical Calendar

July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 18: 1-6
Gospel:: Mt 13: 47-53

Saint of the Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: