Demographics: Religion & Public Life in USA

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What the 2020 electorate looks like religiously

What does the 2020 electorate look like religiously as the race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden enters its final days?

Christians account for the majority of registered voters in the U.S. (64%). But this figure is down from 79% as recently as 2008. The share of voters who identify as religiously unaffiliated has nearly doubled during that span, from 15% to 28%.

Around eight-in-ten Republican registered voters (79%) are Christians, compared with about half (52%) of Democratic voters. In turn, Democratic voters are much more likely than GOP voters to identify as religiously unaffiliated (38% vs. 15%).

A new blog post has a roundup of these and other recent Pew Research Center findings on the politics and demographics of the 2020 electorate.

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