Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2016 / 16:34 pm
Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday's election, as they have done in recent elections.
"Catholics continue to be the only major religious voting block that can shift from one election to the next," Dr. Mark Gray of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University stated on Wednesday.
"This is what makes the Catholic vote such an important swing vote. Presidential candidates who win the Catholic vote almost always win the presidency," he added.
The few election polls that did list respondents by religion showed results for Catholics that varied widely depending on the day. Polling experts who warned of "volatility in the polls" insisted that the Catholic vote would be almost impossible to predict before the election.