The CES asks respondents if they’ve engaged in numerous political actions over the prior 12 months. Secular Individuals’ political engagement comes into sharper focus when their habits is in contrast with that of one other group, one that’s usually thought-about very politically energetic — White evangelicals.
Over the previous 40 years, the Non secular Proper has gained many victories by organizing a free coalition of theologically and politically conservative religion teams to vote, advocate and agitate. Overturning the Roe v. Wade choice, for instance — which the Supreme Court docket did in June 2022 — was a long-cherished objective for Catholics, evangelicals and others who backed this trigger, leading to a number of states’ banning abortion in practically all circumstances.
In 2020, 8% of White evangelicals attended a political assembly similar to faculty board or metropolis council, based on the CES. But the share is even greater for atheists — 11% — and agnostics — 10%. There was additionally a small distinction within the knowledge about placing up a political yard signal or bumper sticker. Amongst atheists, 27% had accomplished so, in contrast with 21% of White evangelicals.
With regards to political protests, there’s little question that secular Individuals are extra politically engaged.
CONTINUE READING: “Individuals Who Aren’t Certain About God Are A Quick-Rising Power In Politics” by Ryan Burge at Faith Unplugged and, additionally, at The Dialog.
GRAPHICS: Evaluation of CES 2020 knowledge by Ryan Burge To obtain these pictures, CLICK HERE
FIRST IMAGE: Freedom From Faith Basis billboard in Portland, Oregon, featured at FFRF web site.
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