evangelical, politics, religion

Evangelicals helped get Trump into the White House. Pete Buttigieg believes the religious left will get him out.

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey @ The Washington Post

“I do think it’s strange, though, knowing that no matter where you are politically, the gospel is so much about inclusion and decency and humility and care for the least among us, that a wealthy, powerful, chest-thumping, self-oriented, philandering figure like this can have any credibility at all among religious people,” he said.

evangelical, politics, religion

‘Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US

By Jack Jenkins @ Religion News Service

“Evangelicals punch way above their weight. They turn out a bunch at the ballot box. That’s largely a function of the fact that they’re white and they’re old.” A rising tide of religiously unaffiliated voters could potentially offset that influence. But analysis also noted that religiously unaffiliated Americans do not vote in the same percentages as evangelicals.