Skip to comments.Poll: Religiously unaffiliated less likely to vote
Posted on 10/22/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The recent boom in religiously unaffiliated Americans may ultimately help explain the results of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll that shows such voters lean heavily toward President Obama but are less likely than the religiously affiliated to turn out.
Nearly one-quarter of likely Obama supporters say they have have no particular religion a group less likely to vote than those affiliated with an organized religion, according to a poll released Monday by the Public Religion Research Institute. Sixty-one percent of unaffiliated Americans said they are certain to cast a ballot, compared with 73 percent of Americans who are religiously affiliated.
The poll, one of a slew being released in the days before the election, focuses on the overlap and sometimes contradiction of a persons faith identity and their views on newsy topics from religious freedom to abortion.
White Catholics, for example, are far more likely than Latino Catholics to favorably view Mitt Romney (54 percent vs. 27 percent). Yet White Catholics also are more likely to believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a view more in line with Obamas.
The poll shows that nearly six in 10 Americans believe religious liberty is threatened in America, but about the same number believe religiously affiliated institutions should be required to provide employees with no-cost birth control. Ending the new White House mandate for such coverage has been the centerpiece of a campaign by the Catholic Church and conservative religious groups.
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Are you telling me that those militant atheists don’t believe in presidents either?
Sounds like my ancestors. Non religious, supported Democrats, claimed they were Democrats, bad mouthed the Republicans all the time,
Yet they never registered to vote as they did not want to be called for Jury Duty.
Less likely because their religious secularist leader, Obama, has been unmasked.
The poll shows that nearly six in 10 Americans believe religious liberty is threatened in America, but about the same number believe religiously affiliated institutions should be required to provide employees with no-cost birth control.
I wonder if Jesus knows how many employees he is paying to preach his word freely.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.