Majorities of almost all religious groups agree that white supremacy remains a problem, except white evangelical Protestants (33%) & other Christians (49%). Only 30% of the GOP agrees vs. 86% of Dems & 60% of independents. @PRRIpoll@ForecasterEnten, @CNN https://t.co/wLVcXNJtXl— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) January 18, 2023
New @PRRIpoll Immigration Study: 70% of Republicans who believe that God intended America to be a new promised land (#WhiteChristianNationalism) also agree with replacement theory, compared with 39% of Democrats.https://t.co/uShDryfag4. pic.twitter.com/mVIGm55pwM— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) January 19, 2023
Data from PRRI shows that the density of white Christians in a county was a better indicator of support for Trump in 2020 than simply the density of White residents.@pbump, @washingtonpost. Graph: @edisonresearch, @uscensusbureau & @PRRIpoll. https://t.co/mxSyWVGw6x pic.twitter.com/ktsgpB5oZ2— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) January 19, 2023
The “great replacement” theory appears to be becoming more mainstream among the political right. While most Americans do not agree with replacement theory, a key minority do. Republicans (55%) & white evangelical Protestants (51%) are outliers. NEW STUDY. https://t.co/uShDryfI5C pic.twitter.com/5DGnURSa0u— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) January 18, 2023
White evangelicals and Republicans who trust conservative news outlets are significantly more opposed to LGBTQ rights than are white evangelicals and Republicans who trust mainstream news sources.— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) January 13, 2023
New spotlight from #PRRIPublicFellow @kelsyburke. https://t.co/aTXb7lYjPa. pic.twitter.com/cdFhygZIqM
If you want to get a glimpse at how disconnected from political reality that White Nationalists arguing over the “Christian Question” has become, look no further than the latest PRRI survey coming out in February.
“The rising influence of white Christian nationalism in some circles of American politics is posing a major threat to the health of our democracy and our culture. A new PRRI/Brookings survey of more than 6,000 Americans takes a closer look at the underpinnings of white Christian nationalism, providing new measures to estimate the proportion of Americans who adhere to and reject Christian nationalist ideology. The survey also examines how Christian nationalist views intersect with white identity, anti-Black sentiment, patriarchy, antisemitism, anti-Muslim sentiments, anti-immigrant attitudes, authoritarianism, and support for violence. Additionally, the survey explores the influence Christian nationalism has among our two political parties and major religious subgroups today.
On February 8, Governance Studies at Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute will host the release of this new groundbreaking national survey …”
“Among religious groups surveyed, white Christians are the most likely to think that newcomers threaten traditional American customs and values. This includes about two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants (65%), a slim majority of white mainline Protestants (53%) and half of white Catholics (50%). By contrast, four in ten other Christians (40%) and about three in ten Hispanic Catholics (31%), Black Protestants (29%), religiously unaffiliated Americans (27%), and members of non-Christian religions (27%) also say immigrants are a threat to American society
White Christian subgroups exhibit the most support for replacement theory: half of white evangelical Protestants (51%) and 41% of both white mainline Protestants and white Catholics agree that immigrants are invading the country. In contrast, 26% of members of other Christian religions, 21% of members of non-Christian religions, 21% of religiously unaffiliated Americans, 19% of Black Protestants, and 19% of Hispanic Catholics agree with this statement. …”
As this stupid argument goes on, poll after poll is coming out showing that Republican voters have soured on the MLK federal holiday and don’t believe “white supremacy” is a problem anymore and have become more concerned about anti-Whiteism than anti-black racism. White racial attitudes on the Right are hardening to a degree that hasn’t been seen since the 1920s.