Move over, evangelicals. Non-churchgoers now rule the GOP.

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from The Washington Post,

The religious right might be flexing its muscles as it pushes to restrict abortions and ban gender-affirming surgery for minors in many states. But when it comes to strength in the Republican Party these days, the real brawn can be often found elsewhere: among the less religious.

This isn’t to say that Republicans are giving up on faith. Nine in 10 Republicans believe in God, and 87 percent say the Bible is either the literal or “inspired” word of God. But as the country as a whole becomes less religiously active, so, too, is the GOP:

This non-practicing bloc of the party has grown ever-more powerful — silently driving much of the GOP’s agenda and forcing it to adopt a more populist bent.

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