Editor says there's less cohesion on the religious left than there is on the religious right

Morning Consult editor Joanna Piacenza said on Friday that there is less cohesion on issues in the religious left than there is on the religious right. 

"The reason that people are saying that the religious left will never be as strong as the religious right...is because there is a lot of disagreement on key issues," Piacenza, features editor at Morning Consult, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."  

"On issues of abortion, on issues of climate change, on issues of immigration, between Muslims, between Hindus, between Sikhs, between white, mainline Protestants that do identify as progressive, and Democrat," she continued.

"There isn't as much cohesion as there is on the religious right where everybody, for the most part, there's a majority stance on the issues," she said. 

Evangelicals have increased their political influence during the Trump administration, continuing to have his ear on various faith issues. 

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— Julia Manchester