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In Mixed News for Atheists, Democrats’ Religiosity Has Withered In Last 12 Years

Jun 8, 2020

By Terry Firma

Fodder for the right-wing outrage machine:

The percentage of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters who identify as Christian has sharply declined since 2008, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. [The] report … found that while 73% of Democrat voters were Christian in 2008, by 2019 the percentage had dropped to 52%.

The large decline came for the subset of white Christians, who went from 45% of Democrat voters to 26%; nonwhite Christians had a smaller decline of 28% to 25% during the same time period.

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