More from the 2011 Boyle County Exit Poll – here’s the breakdown of partisanship by religious affiliation in Boyle County. As before, Independents who lean toward a party are included with the partisans. These are also ranked in order from most to least Republican.
|Mormon / LDS||36.8%||10.5%||52.6%|
No big surprises here. I compared these figures to a national sample from the Pew Religious Landscape Survey. For the most part, the relationship between religion and partisanship is similar between Boyle County and the wider nation, with a few interesting exceptions: Boyle County Evangelicals and Catholics are about 10-15% more Republican than their national counterparts, while Mormons and Black Protestants are about 10% less Republican in Boyle County than at the national level.
I don’t have any immediate explanation for this interesting pattern, and I’m open to suggestions.