December 03, 2012 | permalink
In the last election, approximately one in five voters had no religious affiliation. Like any group of this size, the religiously unaffiliated aren’t monolithic. About a third self-identify as atheists, while the rest say they are agnostic, “spiritual but not religious,” or simply uninterested in religion. They are spread fairly evenly across education and income levels. And they are politically diverse when it comes to economic ideas. But they do agree by and large on one thing: that mixing religion with politics is a bad idea. And they went 70 percent for Obama. Read more in my latest piece for Religion Dispatches.