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Voting as Christians

Leon J. Podles

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Study shows Democratic party becomes the political home of unbelievers.

If a person is married, believes in God, goes to church, reads the Bible, and prays, chances are he will vote Republican--and he is a core member of the dreaded Religious Right. If a person is unmarried, never goes to church, never reads the Bible, and never prays, he will likely vote Democratic--and he belongs to the not-so-dreaded Secular Left. Certainly there are religious Democrats and irreligious Republicans, but according to the research of social scientists Louis Bolce and Gerald De Maio ("Our Secularist Democratic Party," Public Interest, Fall 2002), the Democratic Party has become the political home of unbelievers. (See Rod Dreher's article in this issue.)

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