Not a perfect corrolation, but I see some overlay.

The first map below shows the so-called red states and blue states, as defined by their electoral results in the 2008 presidential election.  The second map shows the results of a recently published Gallup poll conducted thoughout 2008, consisting of a large sample around the country who were asked the question “Is religion an important part of your daily life?”.

The question is far too general to draw any serious conclusions about matters of faith, as it was purely quantitative in nature (yes or no), with no qualitative follow-up to even discern the fundamentals of the faith to which respondents gave an affirmative answer.  Nevertheless, there are some obvious similarities between states that the Gallop poll identifies as being “non-religious” and those that voted for Barack H. Obama, and vice versa.

red-blue-state-map-for-2008-pres

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2 Responses to Not a perfect corrolation, but I see some overlay.

  1. Leigh says:

    I thought his name was Barry!

  2. Chuck you definitely whiffed on your guess – ice cold.

    I did have a good laugh/shudder when I figured out what your suggestion meant.

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