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Fewer Democrats~

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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Fewer Democrats in Church? Majority 'Seldom or Never' Attend

     

A Gallup poll released Monday highlights the religious spilt between Democrats and Republicans, showing that 52 percent of Democrats seldom or never attend church. And the percentage of Democrats who attend church weekly has dropped two percentage points – down from 29 to 27 percent – since the first quarter of 2008.

The survey digs deeper in the demographics of Democrats in America, finding they are becoming less white and more liberal from a similar sampling surveyed in early 2008, allowing political scientists to see how the Democrats have evolved since President Obama has occupied the White House.

Democrats by and large, are moving further to the left in their political views. Of those polled, 37 percent identified themselves as “liberals,” compared to 35 percent in 2008. Interestingly, this move leftward occurred during the same time that Republicans were winning more seats in Congress and in state houses around the country, thus deepening the divide between the two major parties.

“It’s not surprising to learn that a majority of those who have ‘liberal’ views don’t pass through the church doors very often,” said conservative sociologist Todd Alridge. “All of the social views that politically divide us such as marriage, abortion and homosexuality are rooted in Scripture. If you don’t subscribe to a Christian worldview, or for that matter any other religious belief, then the only basis for your personal beliefs will be from what you see and experience through mass media or through your own personal experiences.”

The poll also showed that by a slight margin of 2 percentage points, Democrats are more likely to have a college degree that the average American. Fewer are married and more Democrats are female versus male.

Gallup summarized the poll by saying:

“All in all, Democrats remain decidedly less white, more female, more liberal, less religious, and less likely to be married than the general population.”

Gallup surveyed a random sample of 88,000 adults 18 and older over a three-month period between June 1 and August 31 of this year. The poll had a margin of error of 1 percent.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/fewer-democrats-in-church-majority-seldom-or-never-attend-60977/

                                 




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BleedinHeartMom
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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Does everyone need someone to tell them how to think, believe, and how to act? Gods business is best done from the heart and helping people that are truly in need..not just the thought of it..Also its kinda like school..you can only learn so much from the bible..

blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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Quoting BleedinHeartMom:

Does everyone need someone to tell them how to think, believe, and how to act? Gods business is best done from the heart and helping people that are truly in need..not just the thought of it..Also its kinda like school..you can only learn so much from the bible..

Yes, a person's relationship with God is between the individual and their Creator. The Sacred Scriptures are God's wisdom touching the earth. Infinite in nature. Human wisdom is limited. The reader can incorporate the writings reflecting the Bible into their daily lives. God does not force Himself upon us but gently invites. Your comment in red is contrary to Socialism. I was under the impression you embrace this philosophy, BHM? 

                                 




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mamaof2angles
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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And the point of this thread is what? Women arent suppose to be free thinking, have college degrees and so forth? what a waste sorry I dont neef people telling me what sect of religon I should be in.
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Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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The point? I am liberal,Christian, and attended church every week. I do not think attending church more will get you to heaven either. I can name a few republicans in my church who only attend church once or twice a month. That is between them and God.
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1bluediamond
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Christianpost.com? 

SEEKEROFSHELLS
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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  Church won't get you into heaven, being a democrat will. LOL 

Quoting Mom2Just1:

The point? I am liberal,Christian, and attended church every week. I do not think attending church more will get you to heaven either. I can name a few republicans in my church who only attend church once or twice a month. That is between them and God.


m3lissa_16
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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Can I ask what the point of this article is? The main idea is the following quote, correct? Besides blatantly stereotyping, does this serve a purpose?



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“All in all, Democrats remain decidedly less white, more female, more liberal, less religious, and less likely to be married than the general population.”



nanaofsix531
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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Yes what is the point of this post? Would Jesus have posted this?Are you casting the first stone blonde?

heidimoose134
by Momma Moose on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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I would be more shocked if it said Republicans in the title. 

What's the point here? This seems like a demonize Democrats post to me.. 

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by Whoopie on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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What does going to a structure/gathering  each week mean when the MESSAGE is forgotten or avoided once a person exits the building?

One can be perfectly spiritual and compassionate without EVER attending a service or identifying with any organized religious group.

IMPE, many of those who attend the most (daily at minimum) are the least able to walk the walk or mirror the message  outside the building. Message missed, big time-

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