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“Spiritual but Not Religious”: A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc

posted on January 16, 2014

At The Atlantic, Steven Barrie-Anthony examines the fifth of Americans who have no religious affiliation but describe themselves as spiritual. He writes, “Spiritual voters are a diverse cohort and do not come hand-delivered as a political bloc—but there are shared values and experiences that call out for political cultivation … what politicians often neglect, is that for spiritual voters the sacred strongly persists. Reading them narrowly as atheists or secularists misses out on the political rewards that come from constituents feeling seen and understood.”

Read at The Atlantic