The category of “religiously unaffiliated” comprises those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics as well as those who describe their religion as “nothing in particular.” According to the study, the religiously unaffiliated now account for 23 percent of the total U.S. adult population, up from 16 percent in 2007.
For the first time on record, fewer than two-thirds of Democrats and “Democratic-leaning” adults now identify with any branch of Christianity, the study found, down 11 percentage points since 2007. The decline in the number of Christians among Democrats was the single largest drop among the groups evaluated in the study.
In 2007, Catholics made up the largest single religious group in the Democratic Party, with 24 percent of the total. With a decrease to 21 percent, Catholics have now been superseded by the unaffiliated as the leading religious contingent among Democrats. More.
The problem is not that they don’t believe in anything. That might be a solution The problem is that they do believe in Government.