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Political contributions by religious occupation

Political contributions by religious occupation


Source of data: Campaign contribution data from the FEC.

First image, college professors, for comparison. Second image, occupation titles in religion.

College professors lean heavily Democratic regardless of field. In religion, the range is much wider. Missionaries and Catholic priests lean heavily Republican. Rabbis and Episcopal Priests lean heavily Democratic.


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Tony Magana

As an Episcopalian involved in academic medicine I am not surprised by the academic distribution. I have also worked in a medical mission overseas for the past ten years and question the extreme position attributed to missionaries being Republican. I would like to see how missionaries were defined. The American Catholic Church is really gone all out on the issue of abortion forgetting as the other many issues relevant to Christians as noted by the Pople.

David Mu

I dream of a world where the who of your voting (if you do vote) remains a special secret you share as an love offering only with your maker. And those having an ‘problem’ with this being seen much as wanting to use an child in a sexual manner.

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