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How Will the Nones Vote in 2020?

Jul 21, 2020

By Ryan P. Burge, Eastern Illinois University

One of the primary threads in the study of American politics and religion is the ever increasing God Gap. Simply put, the Republican Party is one that caters to people of faith (specifically theologically conservative Christians), while the Democrats find a good portion of their base among people who are less inclined toward religion – especially Christianity, with the exception of Black Protestants, Latino Catholics, Muslims, and others.

Lots of ink is spilled every cycle about white evangelicals addressing questions like: how will they vote in 2020, will they defect from the Republicans over the latest Trump gaffe, etc. I must admit that I have been the provider of some of that ink myself. But, I wanted to turn my analytical lens to the other end of the political spectrum: the religiously unaffiliated.

It seems like some basic questions are in order: how have they historically voted? Are there differences in voting behavior among the three types of none groups (atheists, agnostics, and nothing in particulars)? And, what does the data say about how they might vote in the upcoming presidential election?

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2 comments on “How Will the Nones Vote in 2020?

  • If one must use labels, as an anti-theist I would vote for Covid-19 over President Dumbbell. I didn’t vote for Biden in the primary, but it doesn’t matter in light of the current Oval occupant.

    Too much religiosity exists in both parties, though one party is slightly less likely to use the government as a tool to promote and even subsidize the various inconsistent sects of Christianity.


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  • @Dave137

     …though one party is slightly less likely to use the government as a tool to promote and even subsidize the various inconsistent sects of Christianity.

    While the other party seems to make it a foundation for their platform.


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