The Catholic ‘Swing’ Vote

Catholics are often identified as a major “swing” voting group in American politics. In recent presidential elections Catholics have made up roughly a quarter of the electorate, and, indeed, they have been closely divided between the two parties.

But a new analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that most subgroups of American Catholics have reliably voted either Republican or Democratic. [cont.]

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life