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Democrats Viewed as Much More ‘Unfriendly’ to Religion than GOP

Democrats Viewed as Much More ‘Unfriendly’ to Religion than GOP

More than twice as many Americans view the Democrat Party as “unfriendly” toward religion than the Republican Party, with fewer than one in five U.S. adults saying the Democrats are “friendly” toward religion, the Pew Research Center reported Friday.

Conversely, more than half of Americans (54 percent) say that the Republican Party is friendly to religion, while only 19 percent say the same of the Democrats.

Evangelical Christians in particular sense hostility toward the faith among Democrats, with a majority (55 percent) saying they believe the Democrat Party to be unfriendly toward religion.

Only about one in twenty (6 percent) U.S. adults said that university professors are friendly to religion, with even fewer Christians (5 percent) sensing friendliness to faith among academics.

The news media did not fare much better, since only ten percent of Americans believe they are friendly to religion, while more than three times as many (33 percent) say the media are unfriendly to religion, Pew found.

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