"The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"... Will Rogers
A July 2019 PEW poll* shows that the number of Democrats who think that church effects America positively is now only 60%, down from 73% in 2017 and only 38% of the far left leaning now see anything positive about church influence.
Republicans who were polled indicated that 73% of them still think that church has a positive role and effect, and the 13-point spread between them and the democrats indicate that conservatives still see a positive role for religion in our lives.
On other topics:
Colleges and Universities - Democrats 67% positive, Republicans 33% positive.
American News Media - Democrats 37% positive, Republicans 10% positive.
Quality of American leadership - Republican majority more positive than Democrats.
Science, Education and Journalists - Democratic majority more positive than Republicans.
Although both political party members polled have become less confident in the role of the church and that of religion in the American way of life, their loss of confidence pales in comparison to the two thirds of the American public who have no confidence in the federal government whatsoever, as determined by 2017 PEW polling.**
As a Christian, what strikes me most about the direction our country is going in is (1) the course of distrust we have let our politics set for us, and (2) just how quickly personal priorities (family, religion, value of church) can change with the effects of the opinions expressed on the platform of social media.
* Pew Research Center - "Americans have become much less positive..", paragraph 6,7
** Pew Research Center - Survey, Trust and Distrust in America - 7/22/19