Results show that 52% of Catholics in the United States voted to re-elect President Bush over Sen. Kerry in Tuesday’s elections. 47% of Catholics voted for Kerry. On their website, Priests for Life reported that Catholics represented 27% of all voters in this year’s presidential election, meaning that 31,065,769 voters were Catholics. Among Catholics who attend Mass weekly Bush won by 56% - 43%.
In two of the swing states, Florida and Ohio, the margin of Bush’s win among Catholics was even greater. In Florida, Bush received 57% of the vote to Kerry’s 42% and in Ohio the split was 55% to 44%.
In both these states, 66% of Catholics who attend Mass weekly voted for Bush.
According to Priest for Life, “the President's agenda of respect for human life, the sanctity of marriage, and a more hopeful America have resonated with Catholic voters.”