Poll: What religion are Libertarians?


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Dear Libertarian,

With the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be interesting to do a survey asking “What religion are Libertarians?”

We ran a similar poll a couple of years ago, and this year have added many more choices.

The First Amendment to the Constitution says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”

We have freedom of religion in the United States and more than 100 religions flourishing. Religious groups aren’t at war with each other inside America. People see that freedom of religion works.

We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others.

In religion, as in all things, Libertarians are a diverse group. I think this is one of the great beauties of Libertarianism. We have devout Christians working side-by-side with staunch atheists working side-by-side with Jews and Muslims and pagans and people of every other religious conviction.

Obviously, these religious groups disagree on many things. But, as Libertarians, we all fundamentally respect each other’s rights to worship and live our lives as we choose and to make sure the government stays out of it.

I’ve long maintained that smaller government enables diverse religious groups to coexist peacefully and respectfully.

I’m curious about how the religious makeup of the Libertarian Party compares to that of Americans in general.

If we didn’t list a category here that you feel expresses your preferences, please reply and let us know. Perhaps we’ll include it in a future poll.

Thank you for participating in this informal poll. I’ll share the results with you in a few days.

Yours in liberty,

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict, Executive Director

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