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Non-Religious Voters Are Turning Into a Powerful Voting Bloc for Democrats

Nov 20, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

We know evangelical Christians are predominantly conservative and support Republicans. The reason Donald Trump maintains his power is because the Christian Right refuses to waver in its support of him, no matter how obvious his incompetence is to everybody else. We also know roughly 81% of white evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016, helping him get the electoral votes he needed.

Here’s the flip side of that story.

For the past decade, religious “nones” have been the fastest growing religious demographic in the country. The percent of Americans with no religious affiliation has basically doubled since 2000. However, the percent of non-religious Americans who vote has not grown at the same rate. Simply put, we punch below our weight.

We’re roughly 25% of the American public, but only 15% of American voters.

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