Early analysis of voting patterns in the US presidential election, points to race and the rise of the non religious as determining factors. The facts and stats were discussed in a Religion Media Centre zoom briefing, where they discuss the stable support for Trump by white evangelicals, devotion to the Democrats by black Protestants and majority support for the Democrats among the growing 25% of the population described as “non religious”.
Hosted by Rosie Dawson, with guests:
- Bob Smietana, national reporter with the Religion News Service
- Robert Jones, CEO and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute
- Tom Gjelten, Correspondent Religion and Belief, at National Public Radio
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“One group we often forget about is black Protestants who really showed up in this election. They are the most religious people in America and they are also the most one-sided, completely devoted to the Democratic Party.”– Bob Smietana