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Midterms Reinforce Christian Voter Trends on Abortion, GOP

posted on November 15, 2022

David Crary, Peter Smith, and Nuha Dolby of the Associated Press report, “In the midterm elections, evangelical Christians across the nation reconfirmed their allegiance to conservative candidates and causes, while Catholic voters once again showed how closely divided they are – even on abortion.” Roughly half of Catholic voters cast a ballot to protect abortion rights in Michigan and Kentucky, while approximately two-thirds of evangelicals voted to reject the measures. The two religious groups showed a similar split when it came to party affiliation, with far more evangelicals voting for the Republican Party. John Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah University, said, “The Christian right, despite the fact that they got what they wanted with the overturning of Roe, is not getting the extent of the victory they had hoped.”

Read at The Associated Press