The First Amendment to the US Constitution prevents the government from making laws designed to regulate the establishment of any religion, or that would prohibit the free exercise of religion. Yet the US remains a decidedly "Christian" nation. Nearly all US Presidents have professed to follow some form of the Christian faith. Only Presidents Lincoln and Jefferson have claimed no religious affiliation.
Historically, the sitting president's personal faith has been reflected in the overall populace. The Public Religion Research Institute notes that 70 per cent of Americans identify as Christian, and 5 per cent identify with non-Christian religions. Nearly a quarter are religiously unaffiliated.
... Upon initial glance, the Biden administration may present itself as less outwardly "religious" than Trump’s. ... Yet Biden’s endorsement by progressive faith leaders, as well as events like the virtual Catholics for Biden voter outreach campaign and the rise of organizations like Evangelicals for Biden and The New Moral Majority point to the continued infusion of faith and politics within the US administration.
Continue reading @ New Humanist.