More And More Americans Aren’t Religious. Why Are Democrats Ignoring These Voters?

For FiveThirtyEight, Daniel Cox and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux write, “Right now, voters with no religious affiliation look like they might back Biden in record numbers.” Even so, Joe Biden and his campaign often highlight the candidate’s Catholic faith and are making a big play for religious voters. “Often lost in this, though, is the fact that Democrats are mostly ignoring a massive group of voters who are becoming an increasingly crucial part of their base: people who don’t have any religion at all,” Cox and Thomson-DeVeaux write. Notre Dame’s David Campbell says, “I think in future elections we’re going to see more of an effort to reach a secular voting bloc and the reason is simply that they’re continuing to grow.”

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