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State of the God Gap

posted on October 23, 2012

Mark Silk reports for Religion News Service that the God Gap is becoming smaller. In 2008, 55 percent of frequent worship attendees supported the GOP ticket, while only 43 percent supported the Democratic ticket. Now that gap has narrowed, with only 51 percent supporting Republicans over Democrats. At the same time Silk finds that the Gender Gap is growing. “Women who are more religious are finding themselves pushed away from the GOP by the Party’s libertarian economics and stricter-than-ever social conservatism,” writes Silk. “Meanwhile, less religious men are moving strongly towards the GOP because they like the tough economics and think Obama’s going to take away their guns.”

Read at Religion News Service