Saturday, April 22, 2006

Interesting Observation

In an episode of Frontline called "The Jesus Factor" that looked at how Republicans (in particular Bush) appeal to Christians, the following two points were made:

  1. It is possible to win the presidency by carrying only the Evangelical Christian vote. (With some turnout assumptions, of course.)
  2. The single most predictive "variable" as to which way a person voted in the last presidential election was whether or not they attended church (a religious service) on a weekly basis. This beat out class, race, income, education, etc.