ARTICLE: Atheism is still a taboo for American politicians

Members of Congress are far more religious than their constituents

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  • At almost one-third of the population, the non-religious should be a powerful force in American politics. Avowed atheists and agnostics are highly politically active: they donate more frequently, put up more signs and attend more political meetings and protests than even white evangelicals. But they make up just a quarter of the religiously unaffiliated. The rest are “nones”: those who, when asked their faith, in effect shrug. They are often disengaged from civic issues in general, and are less likely than the average American to vote. Until they do, Congress will continue to reflect Eisenhower’s vision

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