Democrats Had Sharpest Decline in Church Membership

In 2019, I noted that a majority of white Democrats had become non-Christian.

In Obama's first year in office, 68% of white Democrats described themselves as Christians, 7% claimed to be members of other faiths, and 24% said that they had no religious affiliation.

A decade later, only 47% of white Democrats call themselves Christians. 10% are members of other faiths, and 42% have no religion.

That was a Pew survey. The Gallup survey for church membership now is even worse recording the sharpest drop in membership among Democrats.

20 years ago, 71% of Democrats were members of a church. A decade later, in the Obama years, it fell to 60% and is now down to 46%. 

That's the sharpest drop of any demographic group and a quite striking one. While religious affiliation has dropped across the board, the collapse among Democrats is striking.

Meanwhile, the Californication of the West continues apace with membership in the West dropping from 57% to 38%.


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