I love you, Ron.— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) November 4, 2022
On behalf of millions of people, never stop fighting for freedom. pic.twitter.com/5wcopo041U
Here are 2 numbers to chew on today: 58% & 12%.— Samuel Perry (@profsamperry) October 22, 2022
Those are the percentages of white evangelicals who say the labels “Christian nationalist” or “woke” respectively describe them somewhat or very well. From new national survey data just collected. Stay tuned in upcoming weeks.
New national poll shows a majority of Republicans favor declaring the U.S. a Christian nation, DESPITE a majority of them understanding that doing so would be unconstitutional.— Andrew Whitehead (@ndrewwhitehead) September 21, 2022
So when we say CN threatens democracy, this is what we mean.https://t.co/WSChWsPDuw pic.twitter.com/pcvLmJRBqg
Five years ago, I remember explaining to First Things and Sarah Posner how much Christianity had changed over time, which is why I didn’t think the Alt-Right should be anti-Christian. Just because Christians were in thrall to liberalism didn’t mean that would always be the case.
“Russell Moore, a prominent figure in the Southern Baptist Convention, resigned over the church’s response to racism—which Moore considers a sin—and documented sexual-abuse allegations. The theologian sits down with David Remnick to reflect on the intersection of Christianity and American politics. “Jesus always refused to have his gospel used as a means to an end,” Moore says. “People who settle for Christianity or any other religion as politics are really making a pitiful deal.”
The evangelical theologian reflects on his split from the Southern Baptist Convention and the politicization of religion. Christian nationalism, he says, is a danger to Christians. …”
Here are the politics of White evangelical Protestants in 2022.
- 58% of White evangelical Protestants identify as Christian nationalists
- 93% of White evangelical Protestants say the country is headed in the wrong direction
- 71% of White evangelical Protestants believe the country has gotten worse since the 1950s
- 50% of White evangelical Protestants believe “God intended America to be a new promised land where European Christians could create a society that could be an example to the rest of the world.” 50% of Republican voters also believe this
- 65% of White evangelical Protestants believe immigrants from other countries threaten traditional American customs and values
- 61% of White evangelical Protestants believe America has become too soft and feminine
- 37% of White evangelical Protestants oppose the Dobbs decision
- 50% of White evangelical Protestants are very motivated to vote after the Dobbs decision
- 19% of White evangelical Protestants believe “the legacy of slavery and discrimination have limited Black Americans’ upward mobility”
- 61% of White evangelical Protestants agree that discrimination against white Americans has become as big a problem as discrimination against racial minorities
- 33% of White evangelical Protestants believe “white supremacy” is still a major problem in America. The lowest level of support of any group in the country
- 51% of White evangelical Protestants believe children are being indoctrinated by public school teachers and librarians
- 87% of White evangelical Protestants believe there are two genders
- 75% of White evangelical Protestants believe transsexuals should be required to use the restroom of their biological sex
- 59% of White evangelical Protestants “support laws that would prevent parents from allowing their child to receive medical care for a gender transition”
- 51% of White evangelical Protestants believe “immigrants are invading our country and replacing our cultural and ethnic background”
- 65% of White evangelical Protestants believe the American way of life needs to be protected from foreign influence
- 42% of White evangelical Protestants support a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. The lowest level of support of any group in America
- White evangelical Protestants are the least likely to support establishing a pathway to citizenship (21%) and the most likely to say undocumented children of immigrants should be identified and deported (40%)
- 15% of White evangelical Protestants have a favorable view of Joe Biden
White Christian Nationalism is thriving inside the GOP.