More

    Democratic candidates not seen as very religious

    AlaskaWatchman.com

    Americans don’t believe that the Democratic candidates for president are a particularly religious group, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of the top contenders: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg (who has since dropped out). Conducted last month, the survey included the top Democrats in polling averages at the time. It did not ask about Mike Bloomberg or Tulsi Gabbard.

    BERNIE SANDERS

    About 60% of Americans see Sanders as “not too” or “not at all” religious. Just a third say he’s at least “somewhat” religious, including only 4% who say he is “very” religious. Sanders is attempting to become the first Jewish candidate to win the Democratic nominee. He has said he is “not actively involved with organized religion” but that being Jewish has shaped his values.

    ELIZABETH WARREN

    Public opinion also leans more toward the view that Warren is not very religious. About half say the self-identified Methodist is “not too” or “not at all” religious, while 36% say she is at least somewhat religious.

    JOEL BIDEN

    Biden is the only candidate considered at least “somewhat” religious by more than half of U.S. adults (55%), though just 9% say he is “very” religious.

    DEMOCRATS DRIFT FROM CHRISTIANITY

    While some Democrats are highly religious the party as a whole is increasingly unaffiliated in recent years. The share of Democrats and Democratic leaners who identify as Christian declined by 17 percentage points between 2009 and 2019 (from 72% to 55%), according to Pew polls, while the share who are religiously unaffiliated jumped by 14 points, from 20% to 34%.

    Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

    Share this article

    Related articles

    8 Comments

    1. 682902 593916I discovered your blog post web website on the search engines and appearance several of your early posts. Always preserve the top notch operate. I additional the Feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading much a lot more on your part down the line! 447505

    2. 213028 382347Hello there. I necessary to inquire some thingis this a wordpress site as we are thinking about transferring across to WP. Moreover did you make this theme all by yourself? Cheers. 339763

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Donate

    Alaska Watchman relies on the generous support of our readers. All donations go directly to supporting and expanding our news coverage. Please consider becoming a regular supporter.

    Select a Donation Option (USD)

    Enter Donation Amount (USD)

    Donate

    $
    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $100.00

    Stay Informed

    Receive breaking stories and analysis from the Alaska Watchman directly to your inbox for free.

    No spam ever. Guaranteed.

    Latest articles

    Alaska can solve budget crisis by ending unconstitutional appropriations

    “Defunding power cost equalization would gut a lifeline for rural Alaska” was published by ADN on Nov. 10. Meera Kohler expertly laid...

    Anchorage should consider advice of 50,000 health professionals before imposing a lockdown

    On Dec. 1, many Anchorage businesses will either be forcibly closed or severely limited for the duration of 2020. This decision rests...

    Assemblywoman Allard urges Anchorage to keep fighting

    Anchorage has been through a lot this year, but her people are strong and many who have never before gotten involved have...

    Are Alaska’s Elections Clean?

    In the wake of this critical moment in history, a stolen presidential election, a nakedly exposed, billionaire-funded socialist revolution, with paid thugs...

    News tips