Deicide may not be driving the Great Awokening, but He’s a casualty of the revival. From the GSS, theistic orientation among white liberals over time:
The percentage of white liberals who are atheist or agnostic has more than doubled over the last three decades; the percentage who are firm believers has correspondingly been cut in half.
There will be additional posts on this interesting but infrequently remarked upon fact–that today large numbers of white Democrats are atheists but very few non-white Democrats are. As of 2018, 33.4% of white liberals were atheist/agnostic compared to just 5.9% of non-white Democrats.
When president Obama intervened on God’s behalf after the DNC tried to ax Him in 2012, it presaged a second term that would focus more on POC power and less on SWPL concerns than the first. It seems plausible in retrospect, anyway.
GSS variables used: PARTYID(0-1), POLVIEWS(1-2), RACE(1)(2-3), GOD(1-2)(3-5)(6)