By Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith of Pew Research
A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable continuity in the voting patterns of several key religious groups.
- 17% of voters were religiously unaffiliated, up from 12% in 2014 and 2010.
- White evangelical or born-again Christians backed Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives at about the same rate they did in 2014.
- Religiously unaffiliated voters (also known as religious “nones”) and Jewish voters once again backed Democratic candidates by large margins.