DAILYKENN.com --A Christian friend once mused about massive immigration (invasion) into the USA. "God is bringing the mission field to us!" he said.
In reality evangelicals are not converting most immigrants; particularly Hispanics; many of whom are staunch Catholics and Muslims; nearly all of whom are deeply embedded in the religion of peace that killed 776 people of color in October.
Muslims, however, seem to be winning disciples in traditional Christian nations.
A recent poll of white evangelicals revealed my friend was in the minority. Public Religion Research Institute published results from a poll of 2,509 evangelicals. White evangelicals are the only demographic group revealed to back Donald Trump, the poll revealed.
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White evangelical protestants are the only religious demographic in the United States in which the majority views immigrants as a "threat" to American values and sees the country's increasing racial diversity as a bad thing, a new survey has found.
A little over a week before the 2018 midterm elections, the Public Religion Research Institute on Monday released its 9th annual American Values Survey.
The research shows that white evangelical Protestants are at odds with all other identified religious groups on many questions relating to immigration, race, the #MeToo movement and President Donald Trump.
"To understand white evangelicals here in the U.S., we really need to look beyond the hot-button traditional religious views of abortion and same-sex marriage," Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, said during a Brookings Institution panel discussion on the new survey in Washington, D.C.
The survey featured responses from 2,509 adults (338 self-identified white evangelical Protestants) across 50 states and contained a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.
While a majority of all other religious demographics have unfavorable views of President Donald Trump, 68 percent of white evangelicals hold a favorable view of the Republican president. Meanwhile, 80 percent of black Protestants, 75 percent of religiously unaffiliated, 74 percent of Hispanic Catholics, 73 percent of non-Christian religious Americans, 52 percent of white mainline Protestants and white Catholics hold a negative opinion of Trump.
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