Politics Podcast: Americans Are Losing Their Religion. That’s Changing Politics.

In 2020, the number of Americans who belong to a church, mosque or synagogue became a minority for the first time since tracking began, according to a recent Gallup survey. Just 20 years ago, 70 percent of Americans belonged to one of those houses of worship. Today it’s 43 percent. While that does not mean that a majority of Americans are areligious, the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans has also been increasing and now matches the numbers who are either Evangelical or Catholic.

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke and Perry Bacon Jr. speak with political scientist and pastor, Ryan Burge, about how these trends are shaping our society and politics.

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