Skip to comments.Democrat voters who identify as Christian has plummeted since 2008: Pew Research
Posted on 06/08/2020 8:25:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The percentage of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters who identify as Christian has sharply declined since 2008, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
A report by Pew published in its U.S. Politics & Policy section found that while 73% of Democrat voters were Christian in 2008, by 2019 the percentage had dropped to 52%.
The large decline came for the subset of white Christians, who went from 45% of Democrat voters to 26%; nonwhite Christians had a smaller decline of 28% to 25% during the same time period.
Republican and Republican-leaning voters also saw a drop in self-identified Christians during that time period, going from 87% in 2008 to 79% in 2019.
With Republicans, the white Christian subset fell from 77% in 2008 to 66%, though the nonwhite Christian percentage increased during the same time period from 10% to 14%.
The 52% of self-identified Christians among Democrat voters puts them well below the overall registered voter average of 64% Christian, itself a decline from the 79% reported in 2008.
The U.S. religious landscape has undergone profound changes in recent years, with the share of Christians in the population continuing to decline, stated Pew. These shifts are reflected in the composition of the partisan coalitions.
The share of Democratic voters who are religiously unaffiliated has approximately doubled over this period (from 18% to 38%).
The Pew report drew from an analysis of surveys conducted with approximately 360,000 registered voters over the past quarter century, including over 12,000 in 2018 and 2019.
The report also found strong religious divides among the two major parties. For example, 78% of white evangelicals identified as Republican or Republican-leaning, versus 17% who identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning.
On the opposite trend were Hispanic Catholics, of which 68% identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning, while 27% identified as Republican or Republican-leaning.
Republicans also had more support among those who frequently attend religious services, while Democrats had more support among the religiously unaffiliated, according to Pew.
Over the past several years, much has been made about the growing gap regarding religious views between the two major parties, with some saying that Democrats have a God problem.
Last July, Pew released a report that found only 38% of Democrats viewed the impact of churches on the culture as positive, a 19-point drop from 2010.
By contrast, the same 2019 report found that 68% of Republicans viewed the impact of churches on the culture as positive, a 6-point drop from 2010.
Democrats are now evenly divided in these attitudes (38% positive, 40% negative), wrote Carroll Doherty and Jocelyn Kiley of Pew in 2019.
In five previous Pew Research Center surveys over the past decade, significantly more Democrats viewed the impact of religious organizations positively than negatively.
What’s the new affiliation? Satanist? Khali?
What is it, like down to 2 now?
They’re not even trying to fake it anymore.
We need a time machine to go back and delete that damned suffrage thing. The first and second are being trashed, why not the 19th?
This would be your take away of the piece:
...Hispanic Catholics, of which 68% identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning, while 27% identified as Republican or Republican-leaning.
President Hillary approves of all these polls.
I wonder what percentage of conservatives are like me - if someone calls me that is not on my contacts list, I dont answer the phone.
anyone who believes in our Creator cannot possibly vote for today’s communist/nazi/farfarfar leftist DNC party. The contradictions in morals and values are just too great... the two “philosophies” are almost exact opposites.
(maybe if the D’s can free themselves from the SorozNazi-and-related funding control... they can re-establish a D party that will at least be loyal to USA, maybe...the D voters are entitled to an honest DNC!))
It’s getting harder for true Christians to justify baby-killing and welfare to a bunch of ingrates.
Israel has got the exact same Spiritual War that America does (Good vs. Evil & Biblical vs. Humanist).
But to answer your question - yes satanist. Their deeds prove that.
1. I don’t answer any number I don’t recognize.
2. Even if I do answer a pollster, I won’t tell them the truth.
Have these statisticians ever thought that the population of Democrats has decreased, and that those who left that party were Christians?
These are pretty shocking numbers. I think we all knew how badly the Dems were doing with the white, Christian Americans of all classes, but this puts an exclamation point on it. The events of the past 2 weeks will certainly do nothing to reverse that trend.
[What is it, like down to 2 now?
Something like that. It will fall further when Jimmy Carter dies.]
Yes, that would be a 50% drop. How Jimmah does his mental gymnastics, I’ll never understand. Which is a good thing, I suppose.
I thought the booing was from the left when God and Israel were being inserted into the party language at the convention. That originally they were both absent
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