CNN questioned voters immediately after they had exited the voting booth. Included among the questions was: “How often do you attend religious services?”
Of the 40 percent who said they attend church services at least once a week, 58 percent voted Republican in Tuesday’s election compared to 41 percent who voted Democrat, the poll showed.
Another 40 percent said they attended church “occasionally.” Of those, 52 percent voted Republican and 46 percent voted Democrat.
Of the 18 percent who said they never attended church, an overwhelming majority of 62 percent reported they had voted Democrat, compared to 36 percent that had voted Republican.
During Tuesday’s election, Republicans picked up a net gain of seven Senate seats, bringing their total to 52 and taking control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP also retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.