Religious Identity's Role in the Election

Religious identity was more important than class or race in the US election, analysis published by PRRI suggests.

Christian voters were the core reason for Donald Trump's victory, the research group said, arguing his religious backing was the most significant factor on election night.

The states with the largest white Christian populations were more likely to back Trump. The Republican candidate won 69 per cent of the vote in West Virginia with its 70 per cent white Christian population.

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