“Democrats are the Atheist Party,” declares the conservative Christian website Greene Opinion. This is a popular sentiment in conservative circles. Is it true?
Chapter 3 from Secularism and Secularity, a research volume published by Trinity College that describes results from the American Religious Identification Survey:
Democrats make up a smaller share of atheists than the general population, and are not an appreciably different a share of agnostics and “no religion” Americans than the general population.
What political group makes up a disproportionately large share of atheists, agnostics and people who say they have “no religion”? Not Republicans. Not Democrats. Independents. The religiously independent are also politically independent.