Thursday, September 17, 2015

Most Libertarians are Christians (or have no religion)

According to a poll on the Libertarian Party website, most self-identified libertarians in the poll are Christians. Following Christians, the non-religious (including atheists and agnostics) make up the next largest group of liberty lovers.
According to a recent poll that the author took part in, most self-identified libertarians who took the poll are Christians or have no religion.

In fact, those with no religion, which would include atheists and agnostics, accounted for 39 percent of those polled.

However, when you add Catholic, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, and "Other Christians" together, Christians collectively make up 46 percent of the poll.

Those who identified "Other Christian" made up 24 percent of the poll.

Muslims made up the smallest sliver of the poll, coming in at 1 percent.

Catholics made up the third largest portions of libertarians at 11 percent. And "Other non-Christian religions" and Baptists were almost matched at 6 percent and 5 percent respectively.

The wording of the poll was as follows: "I consider myself to be a Libertarian politically and the word that best describes my religion is."

It then gave the choice of what you see above.

18,906 had taken the poll at the time of the author's taking, which was around 8:00 p.m. on September 17, 2015.

It was located on the front page of the Libertarian Party website.

Editor's Note: The author is a Christian in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, or the Reformed Tradition.

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