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Add This Group to Obama’s Winning Coalition: “Religiously Unaffiliated”

posted on December 11, 2012

At NPR, Liz Halloran reports on the influence that the “religiously unaffiliated” voters had on the reelection of President Obama. In a recent report, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that Obama secured at least 70 percent of the religiously unaffiliated vote, making them as strongly Democratic as white evangelicals are Republican. “My question is what is it about having no religion that makes you align so dramatically with the Democratic Party,” J Ann Selzer, an Iowa-based pollster, told Halloran. “Sociologically, how fascinating is this?”

Read at NPR