NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Politics and faith seem to be two totally different realms. One focuses on governing people and some sort of nation, and the other is about worship and a belief in a power that is above this world.
Even though they are different, they almost seem to come hand-in-hand when it comes to elections and who people choose to vote for, especially for those who practice a faith.
"And based on what the word of God says about issues, platforms, policies that a particular candidate stands on, we judge that on what God says. Then we are told to vote our values, not along party lines, not based on party lines or on the economy, whether it's good or bad," said Pastor Rickey Blythe of First Baptist Church New Albany.
Blythe went on to say that those of faith, especially Christians, need to weigh the candidates on what they believe about the issues that are important to them in the 21st century.
No matter your views, one man believes that faith played a very large role in this year's election.
"I think it was a strong part of our election. People's faith and the people of faith had a lot to do with it, and I can't speak for the people that have no faith," said Gene Taylor of New Albany.
One variant when it came to religion was that one presidential candidate is Christian but some say holds views that go against core Christian values while the other is a Mormon, which some people believe isn't the same as being a Christian but does hold similiar values as a Christian.
No matter what the candidate believed, some voters held this election on a higher level than those in the past.
"To me, this was the most important election in my lifetime, in my children's and my grandchildren's," said Judy Ziegler of New Albany.
Whether people voted based on their faith or not, what is evident is that people voted on the values they cared about individually.