Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide say that their faith is more important than their politics. A Political IQ survey found that 17% take the opposite view and say politics is more important in their life. Thirteen percent (13%) say neither is very important and 6% are not sure.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of women consider faith more important along with 61% of men. Among voters under 35, that figure is 51%. It rises to 69% among seniors. Faith is a higher priority for 66% of Black voters, 64% of White voters, and 63% of Hispanic voters.
In fact, a majority of just about every measured demographic group says faith is more important than politics. The sole exception is liberal voters, where a plurality holds that view. Among those who consider themselves somewhat or very liberal, 47% view faith as more important in their life while 36% place a higher priority on politics.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from December 17-19, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 199 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.