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Religion Remains a Strong Marker of Political Identity in U.S.

posted on July 30, 2014

At Gallup, Frank Newport reports on a recent Gallup poll showing that with little exception, religion remains a strong predictor of political affiliation: “Very religious Americans are more likely to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and less frequently identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with those who are moderately or nonreligious.” This pattern has stayed true and stable for over six years, Newport reports, but both Democrats and Republicans would benefit from expanding their appeal to the more and less religious, respectively.

Read at Gallup