Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations – the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and the National Baptist Convention – are two of the most reliably Democratic groups, according to data from Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study that was released in 2016.
Orthodox Christians are somewhere in the middle of those two extremes as far as a group goes, but lean more toward the Democratic party, according to the survey results from the Pew Research Center.
Thirty four percent of Orthodox Christians are or lean Republican while forty four percent identify or lean towards the Democratic party. Twenty-two percent are independent or have no political affiliation.
In addition to Pew’s political affiliation polls, they have surveyed the demographic landscapes of the nation’s religious groups and have come up with an interactive chart that reveals their results.
For example, 40% of Orthodox Christians are classified as immigrants, while 23% comprise the second generation and the remaining 36% are third generation or higher.
Interesting results about Orthodox Christians’ views on abortion, evolution, homosexuality and gay marriage are included in the results, which reveal differing views between the faithful and official church positions.