Will religion always matter to voters?

Emergence of millennials signals a change
Posted: 4:13 PM, Sep 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-10 06:16:38-04

Despite building part of his fortune from gambling, a documented history of social liberalism, and biblical knowledge that would raise the eyebrows of any Sunday school teacher, Donald Trump is a favorite among evangelical Republican voters.

More so than other GOP candidates, Trump’s God complex seems to be more of a strategic move than a spiritual awakening. Always the savvy businessman, Trump surely understands the importance of taking God on the campaign trail, even if He’s got a behind-the-scenes role. The Holy Ghost polls well with his party’s voters.

Still, demographic shifts that are just beginning to take effect raise the question: How long will political candidates’ religious views continue to matter to voters?

To read about how – and why – the role of religion might change, click on “ Will religion always matter to voters?

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