Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2283 - Non-Religious or 'Unaffiliated' Voters Losing Faith in Democrats, Research Shows - CNS News

Greg Smith, Pew Research Center
People who identify themselves as not religious or “unaffiliated” with a particular religion are as important to the Democratic base as religious conservatives are to the GOP. But this “non-religious or unaffiliated” demographic is turning away from Democrats, a senior researcher with the Pew Research Center said on Wednesday.  Among the religiously “unaffiliated,” there’s been a 7-point drop in support for the Democratic Party in recent Pew polls, said Greg Smith of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. He spoke at a panel discussion on the role religion may play in the mid-term election. The event at the National Press Club was hosted by Catholic University.  Another panelist, Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, said his organization’s polling reveals an even sharper, 11-point drop in support for Democrats among religiously “unaffiliated” voters.  Read more......... Greg Smith is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. He spoke at a panel discussion at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 about the role religion will play in the mid-term elections.

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