View Poll Results: As a Repulican or Democrat...are you religious or not?

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  • I'm Republican and I am religious.

    3 10.71%
  • I'm Republican and I am NOT religious.

    7 25.00%
  • I'm Democrat and I am religious.

    6 21.43%
  • I'm Democrat and I am NOT religious.

    12 42.86%
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    Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately making the basic claim that Republicans = religious and Democrats = non-religious. So this is making me curious...how many here identify as Democrat and non-religious? How many Democrats are religious? How many Republicans are not religious and how many are religious?

    And yes, I know that this is only focusing on two party groups. If you are neither Republican or Democrat then this question isn't for you. Simple as that.
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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Inb4 you get flak about only including Republicans and Democrats. Really, there's an easy way to answer that: One's own voting pattern.
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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately making the basic claim that Republicans = religious and Democrats = non-religious. So this is making me curious...how many here identify as Democrat and non-religious? How many Democrats are religious? How many Republicans are not religious and how many are religious?

    And yes, I know that this is only focusing on two party groups. If you are neither Republican or Democrat then this question isn't for you. Simple as that.
    You should have made it lead right vs. lean left rather than Republican vs. Democratic.


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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately making the basic claim that Republicans = religious and Democrats = non-religious. So this is making me curious...how many here identify as Democrat and non-religious? How many Democrats are religious? How many Republicans are not religious and how many are religious?

    And yes, I know that this is only focusing on two party groups. If you are neither Republican or Democrat then this question isn't for you. Simple as that.
    My experience is that R's and D's are equally likely to be what I'll call a "common religious American" -- a middle-of-the-road Christian. But our modern version of revivalists -- fundamentalists and Evangelicals -- are almost entirely Republican. Religious people who aren't Christian seem more likely to be Democrats. As far as atheists and agnostics, I actually don't see a clear break-down. While it seems to be often assumed Democrats are more likely to be atheist (and that may even be true statistically -- I'm not sure), I have met a substantial number of atheist Republicans. They tend to be more "old school" and less likely to be on board with a lot of the social stances the Republicans have recently taken on, so many of them are perhaps moving towards the libertarian party.

    *Didn't vote. Not a D or an R. Unaffiliated atheist progressive that many D's don't particularly like.

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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately making the basic claim that Republicans = religious and Democrats = non-religious. So this is making me curious...how many here identify as Democrat and non-religious? How many Democrats are religious? How many Republicans are not religious and how many are religious?

    And yes, I know that this is only focusing on two party groups. If you are neither Republican or Democrat then this question isn't for you. Simple as that.
    I am a conservative independent therefore I did not participate in the poll. I will say that not every democrat is non religious and not every republican is religious. However you will find many more anti's in the democrat party.

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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I am a conservative independent therefore I did not participate in the poll. I will say that not every democrat is non religious and not every republican is religious. However you will find many more anti's in the democrat party.
    My question to you then is: are the Dems really anti religion, or or they protecting the 1st amendment? I think that question really has a lot to do with the OP in my view.
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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately making the basic claim that Republicans = religious and Democrats = non-religious. So this is making me curious...how many here identify as Democrat and non-religious? How many Democrats are religious? How many Republicans are not religious and how many are religious?

    And yes, I know that this is only focusing on two party groups. If you are neither Republican or Democrat then this question isn't for you. Simple as that.
    That's an oversimplification. People on the left are less likely to wear it on their sleeve, and are less into prayer in the public square.


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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    Interesting graph on google. Don't know the context though.

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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    A lot of people like to claim they are "independent", but the fact is that for all intents and purposes if you almost always vote Republican, then you are a Republican. If you almost always vote Democrat, then you are a Democrat. I am a Democrat. I don't always vote Democrat, and I sure don't agree with the party on everything, but I vote Democrat a hell of a lot more than I do Republican. Oh, and while I used to be religious, I am not anymore.
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    Re: Republicans, Democrats, Religion

    It's really not true. Most Democrats are religious. But the Republican party is loudly opposed to the non-religious, and to those who aren't mainstream religious. That's why there were all manner of debates about whether or not Mormons counted as "real" Christians back in 2012. Because the right wing is explicitly only for "real" Christians and some Jews. The left, meanwhile, is inclusive of everyone. Though some religious perspectives are opposed to inclusiveness, and thus don't find the left palatable. This is why more fundamentalist religions, like the Evangelical movements, don't mesh with the left. They'd theoretically be welcomed, but their demand that everyone live according to their values puts them at odds with a platform of inclusiveness.

    Obviously, this makes the non-religious movements, which are generally all about making society a completely inclusive and safe place for everyone, regardless of their beliefs, much more at home on the left. But the Democratic party's platforms are in no way anti religion. They are much more likely to be hostile to the non-religious than to the religious. But they don't try to enforce the ideas of a few strident brands of Christianity on everyone else.
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