Polls find shifts by young evangelicals

Political migration
Are evangelical young adults shifting away from the Republican Party and becoming more estranged from contemporaries because of how closely evangelical Christians are linked to “antihomosexual” views?

Indications that such is the case come from two recent, separate survey analyses. And a third group, taking a fresh look at “shared cultural values between progressives and evangelicals,” showed that the number of white evangelicals, of all ages, voting for Democrats equaled the number of black Protestants voting Democratic.

A new study from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press suggested that while President Bush’s approval rating has fallen broadly, the drop in support is particularly significant among white evangelicals ages 18 to 29.


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