How will white evangelicals vote in the election?

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 00:30 in Psychology & Sociology

As the 2020 presidential election nears closer, a key voting bloc for President Donald Trump remains white evangelicals. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 82 percent of white evangelicals said they would vote for Trump this year. Nearly the same percentage backed him in 2016. In her new book, “Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America,” Lauren Kerby, education specialist with the Religious Literacy Project at HDS and lecturer on religious studies, takes a close look at how white evangelicals tour the nation’s capital searching for evidence that America was founded as a Christian nation.  Kerby recently answered questions about her research and explained how white evangelicals shapeshift between roles of faithful patriots and persecuted outsiders, why the group continually reimagines the American story and their own place in it, and what it all means for the 2020 election. Q&A  Lauren Kerby HDS: Can you discuss what...

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