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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Partisans' Attitudes Toward Religions

Taylor Orth at YouGov:
While Democrats and Republicans are aligned in their views about many belief systems, on others members of the two parties are more highly polarized. The largest gaps are in views of atheism and agnosticism, which each receive net positive ratings among Democrats — more view each one favorably than view it unfavorably — but net negative ratings among Republicans. Democrats are also far more likely than Republicans to assign net positive ratings to Buddhism, Satanism, Islam, Wicca, and Unitarian Universalism.

Among the belief systems that Republicans are more likely to view positively than Democrats are the Southern Baptist Convention, Christianity, the Amish, and Catholicism.

Averaging across all religions, groups, and beliefs polled, we find that the net favorability rating assigned to all groups is similar among Democrats (-3) and Republicans (-5).

See the results for this YouGov poll

MethodologyThis poll was conducted on November 22 - 26, 2022, among 1,000 U.S. adult citizens. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel using sample matching. A random sample (stratified by gender, age, race, education, geographic region, and voter registration) was selected from the 2019 American Community Survey. The sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, education, 2020 election turnout and presidential vote, baseline party identification, and current voter registration status. Demographic weighting targets come from the 2019 American Community Survey. Baseline party identification is the respondent’s most recent answer given prior to March 15, 2022, and is weighted to the estimated distribution at that time (33% Democratic, 28% Republican). The margin of error for the overall sample is approximately 3%.