Your Rabbi? Probably a Democrat. Your Baptist Pastor? Probably a Republican. Your Priest? Who Knows.posted on June 13, 2017
The New York Times’s Kevin Quealy reports on a massive new data set that suggests American religious leaders are more politically divided than their congregants. Quealy writes, “Leaders of more liberal denominations tend to be even more likely to be registered as Democrats, and those of more conservative denominations even more likely to be registered as Republicans.” The data also indicates that influence goes both ways. “Clergy influence the views of their congregants, but they also represent the communities where they serve,” Quealy writes.