I’m guessing these numbers are a bit dated.
The movement appears to have grown in recent years.
“Christian Nationalism is the idea that America is defined by Christianity. This idea has been around as long as America itself, but until the mid-20th century, many evangelicals saw themselves as being above, or at least separate to, mainstream society. The desire to penetrate politics has steadily picked up pace since the Fifties, with the dial being firmly turned in the Reagan-era and again since the 2008 financial crisis and election of Barack Obama.
Proponents of this ideology — the 29% of Americans who believe that “the federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation” — aren’t seeking a Taliban-style theocracy. Rather, they propose using traditionally American means, from their own stockpiles of arms to a rigged Supreme Court, to impose a muscular set of values on Americans that are equally informed by culture and faith. …”
Marge is speaking to a very large audience.
None of these people see themselves represented in the mainstream media.
“So how do we measure Christian nationalism and Christian nationalists in our data? Definitions matter a great deal. Consider how narrowly or broadly we could define a “Christian nationalist” depending on the measures we use. Data from the 2017 Baylor Religion Survey (BRS) shows that 29 percent of Americans agree that “the federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation.” Even more Americans, 46 percent, agree that “the federal government should advocate Christian values.” Depending on the question we use, then, we could estimate that a quarter to a half of Americans to some extent agree that the United States is a Christian nation and the government should recognize this either formally or informally. In addition, in the same survey 42 percent of Americans agreed that “the success of the United States is a part of God’s plan.” Using slightly older data from 2013, almost two-thirds of Americans either mostly or completely agreed with the statement, “God has granted America a special role in human history.” At the very least we could conclude that a sizeable proportion of Americans embrace the idea of a special relationship between God and the United States. Yet the picture of what Christian nationalism is, and who Christian nationalists are, is rather fuzzy.”
How many people in the Republican base do you suppose agree with this?