A survey funded by the Luther Institute at Gettysburg (Pa.) College and Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, found a "significant gap" between political attitudes of ELCA clergy and laity. In 2006, ELCA clergy were predominantly liberal. Laity was evenly split between political liberals and conservatives, with nearly half self-identifying as "moderate," "somewhat liberal" or "somewhat conservative." By 2009 attitudes among the clergy shifted further to the political left and fewer self-identified as moderates. Here are the survey results.
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