Looking for a Republican rabbi? Look far and wide.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 11Jun2017

The New York Times summarizes a recent survey examining the political preferences of the leaders of America’s most popular religions. (For what it’s worth, you won’t find Islam on the list, and the reason is mentioned in the story.)

“It’s a reflection of the ongoing sorting we have in American life,” said Mark Chaves, a professor of sociology, religion and divinity at Duke University. “Why would we think that religion is immune to that?” …

“They’re like members of Congress,” Mr. Hersh said. “They have constituents, but they’re also expected to lead.”



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