President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate race The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters MORE won a majority of Catholic voters this year's presidential race and fared better with that group and with born-again Christian voters than Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Warning signs flash for Trump on debates Divided country, divided church TV ads favored Biden 2-1 in past month MORE (D-Mass.) in 2004, according to a new study.

Obama received 56 percent of the Catholic vote compared to the 43 percent received by Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat Analysis: Biden victory, Democratic sweep would bring biggest boost to economy The Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture MORE (R-Ariz.), according to The Barna Group's survey. The 2004 candidates, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and President Bush, both received 49 percent of the Catholic vote that year.

Among born-again Christians, Obama got 42 percent and McCain received 57 percent, a 15-point difference. Kerry lost the group to Bush by 24 percentage points.

McCain, however, maintained the Republican advantage among evangelical Christians. He received 88 percent of evangelicals' votes, which was higher than 85 percent that Bush got in 2004.