Atheists and Agnostics Far More Likely to Be on Political Left Than Religious People
Atheists and agnostics in the United States and many countries around the world are far more likely than religious individuals to identify with the political left, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
The Pew Fact Tank report, released Sept. 28 and based on Pew‚Äôs most recent Global Attitudes Survey, found that atheists, agnostics and those unaffiliated with religion are more likely to identify with the political/ideological left in 11 countries, including the United States.
In some countries, such as Spain, the U.S. and Canada, the differences are significant. In the U.S., 50 percent of this group ‚Äď which Pew calls the religiously unaffiliated ‚Äď identify with the ideological left, compared to 24 percent of the religiously affiliated who do so, for a difference of 26 percent. In Canada, 39 percent of the religiously unaffiliated but only 13 percent of the affiliated identify with the...
Well, the term religiously affiliated could mean anything. So here are my survey thoughts.
No one can claim they are born again Christians if they vote for a democrat. The only choices they have are to not vote or vote republican. Both parties are corrupt, but one panders to the Christians while the others make no pretense. I have always said that because Trump panders to me, then perhaps one little baby in the womb would be spared. That made all the difference for me. The below is a statistic from the internet.
The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017. That's down from 926,000 tallied in the group's previous report for 2014, and from just more than 1 million counted for 2011.
See who your bedfellows are, Jim? But of course you don‚Äôt mind a few million God-deniers, witches, perverts, baby butchers, Satanists and anarchists‚ÄĒas long as they aren‚Äôt ‚ÄúTrumpians‚ÄĚ. Can you please explain how you are any less of a traitor to Jesus Christ than Judas Iscariot?
Derek Thompson wrote: .... The marriage between the religious and political right delivered Reagan, Bush, and countless state and local victories. But it disgusted liberal Democrats, especially those with weak connections to the Church. It also shocked the conscience of moderates, who preferred a wide berth between their faith and their politics. Smith said it‚Äôs possible that young liberals and loosely affiliated Christians first registered their aversion to the Christian right in the early 1990s, after a decade of observing its powerful role in conservative politics....
...during George W. Bush‚Äôs presidency, Christianity‚Äôs association with unpopular Republican policies drove more young liberals and moderates away from both the party and the Church. New Atheists, such as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, became intellectual celebrities; the 2006 best seller¬†American Theocracy¬†argued that evangelicals in the Republican coalition were staging a quiet coup that would plunge the country into disarray and financial ruin. Throughout the Bush presidency, liberal voters‚ÄĒespecially white liberal voters‚ÄĒ detached from organized religion in ever-higher numbers... /QUOTE]--- "Three Decades Ago, America Lost Its Religion. Why?"