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published: 11/28/10
updated: 2/13/14

Michael Bloomberg and Religion




What is Michael Blomberg's Religion?

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is Jewish.

In recent years, he has become an Independent after being a Republican. He is known for not speaking publically about his faith, but said that he's not religious.

In 2009, MSNBC commented,

American Jews vote overwhelmingly Democratic, with a small minority loyal to the Republican Party. Even when Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew and a Democrat at the time, became the first Jewish vice presidential nominee in 2000, there was little change in Jewish backing for the party. Between 1996 and 2000, the proportion of Jews that voted Democratic increased by only 1 percentage point to 79 percent, according to exit polls.

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