In my last post, I discussed the article in USA Today (September 12, 2006) about the Baylor University and Gallup Poll on religious views and politics. It developed four images of God that affect political views.
The four views of God varied a good bit from region to region of the nation.
Authoritarian God received the support of 43.5% in the South (31.4% overall).
Benevolent God received the support of 28.8% in the Midwest (23% overall).
Critical God received the support of 21.2% in the East (16% overall).
Distant God received the support of 30.3% in the West (24.4% overall).
Atheism was the choice of 7.9% in the West, 7.5% in the East, 3.7% in the Midwest, and 2.6% in the South (5.2% overall).