Religious affiliation still remains strongest among Republicans. According to this recent Pew report, secularism among the American public has grown to 12% – a 50% increase since 1987.
Among political affiliations, the Republicans showed a small increase in religious affiliation while Democrats and Independents showed considerable increase in secular tendencies. Democrats indicating that they are secular increased from 7% to 11% – an increase of 57% since 1987. Independents showed the strongest growth in secular tendencies – 9% to 17% – an increase of some 89%.
It would appear over all that religious influence among voters is decreasing, but it remains strongest in the GOP.
T. J. Flapsaddle