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Secular Identity, Belief in God, and 2020 Preferences

Sep 18, 2019

By Socioanalitica Research

Introduction

This post is part of a series of short reports about secular Americans and the 2020 Elections based on the Secular Voices Survey. Socioanalitica Research conducted the survey on July 11, 2019, among a representative sample of 520 nonreligious Americans. For the survey topline and methodology visit this link.

Secular Identification

According to PRRI’s 2018 American Values Atlas secular Americans, those who identify as atheist, agnostic, or who have no religious preference in particular now account for one-quarter of the adult population.

To qualify as a survey respondent, potential participants had to answer a screening question. Asking them about their religious identity: “what is your religion, if any?” Those who selected the options “I am a Christian (such as Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, Orthodox, Mormon, etc.)” or “I am religious but not a Christian (such as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.)” were screened out.

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