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Scholar analyzes religious composition of political parties over last 50 years

November 08, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Ryan Burge, a statistician, professor at Eastern Illinois University, and Baptist pastors, has analyzed the religious composition and attendance of members of US political parties over the last five decades.

During that time, the Catholic share of the Democratic Party declined 5 points, and the Catholic share of the Republican Party rose 6 points.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 08, 2023 8:26 PM ET USA

    Very important and informative statistical analysis. Thank you.