Oregon among most liberal and least religious states

Oregon among most liberal and least religious states

Two Gallup polls identify the state as one of the most politically liberal states and one of the least religious across the nation.

As it happens, more Oregonians identify themselves as conservative than liberal -- 33.6 percent versus 27.9 percent -- but it's one of the smaller gaps in the country.  And many voters who typically side with the Democrats have rejected characterizing themselves as liberals (that's why most Democratic politicians prefer to call themselves progressives).

Oregon is identified as the fifth least religious state, based on the percentage of adults who describe themselves as very religious.  All told, 31 percent of Oregonians describe themselves as very religious, 26 percent as moderately religious and 43 percent as non-religious.

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