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On July 29, 1961, the World Christian Democratic Union (now the Centrist Democratic International) was founded in Santiago, Chile. Since the founding of the Christian Democratic International, the Christian Democratic Organization of America has been a part of it and a regional organization.
Christian democratic parties are political parties that seek to apply Christian principles to public policy. The underlying Christian democracy movement emerged in 19th-century Europe, largely under the influence of Catholic social teaching and Neo-Calvinist theology.
Christians by political party Chart Table Share Christians by political party % of adults who are… 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Party affiliation Democrat/lean Dem. No lean Republican/lean Rep. Christian All Non-Christians 37% 35% 18% 63% 65% 82% Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state.
23. Feb. 2016 · Catholics are divided politically in our survey, just as they were in the 2012 election. While 37% say they favor the GOP, 44% identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party (and 19% say they do not lean either way). In the 2012 election, 50% of Catholics said they voted for Obama, while 48% voted for Romney.
- Michael Lipka
Christian democratic parties are often likely to assert their country's Christian heritage and explicitly affirm Christian ethics rather than adopting a more liberal or secular stance; at the same time, Christian Democratic parties enshrine confessional liberty.