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Can Democrats be Christians? New Poll Might Shock You

LGBTQ Nun Group via KTL Nexstar Media

The number of Democrats who consider themselves religious has crashed by 20 points in 20 years, according to Gallup.

In 2012, during the Democratic National Convention, the party notoriously booed God and voted against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

According to a Gallup survey initially conducted in 1999, 60 percent of Democrats identified as religious, a figure that was nearly identical to the 62 percent of Republicans who did.

The percentage of religious Democrats has dropped by 23 points, reaching 37 percent in 2023.

“During that time, the percentage of Democrats identifying as spiritual but not religious has increased 14 points, while the percentage saying they are neither has tripled,” it said.

Meanwhile, “there has been no meaningful change in Republicans’ self-identification as religious or spiritual.” it said.

“Over the same period, the percentage identifying as religious has declined by seven percentage points,” the survey reported.

“The decline in Americans identifying as religious is consistent with the trends for other Gallup measures of religiosity and religious practice, particularly in the past two decades. However, Gallup has documented steeper declines in formal religious practice (church attendance and church membership) than in belief in God and prayer,” the report states.

“These groups show drops of ten or more percentage points comparing the 2022 figures to an average of the 2013-2017 polls,” that survey found. “Most other key subgroups have experienced at least a modest decline, although conservatives and married adults have had essentially no change.”

“The groups with the largest declines are also the groups that are currently least likely to believe in God, including liberals (62 percent), young adults (68 percent) and Democrats (72 percent). Belief in God is highest among political conservatives (94 percent) and Republicans (92 percent), reflecting that religiosity is a major determinant of political divisions in the U.S.,” the report added.

A poll from The Wall Street Journal revealed that 49 percent of their survey said “I know God really exists, and I have no doubts about it.”

“Like patriotism, religion has seen a precipitous decline in ranking of importance: 62 percent of Americans said religion was “very important” in 1998, a sentiment which tumbled down to 48 percent in 2019 before hitting this year’s low percentage,” Breitbart News said, “Younger respondents are less likely to rank religion as very important to them than seniors, 31 percent to 55 percent. Republicans (53 percent) are also more likely than Democrats (27 percent) and independents (38 percent) to say that religion is “very important.”

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