Nearer My God To Thee
Their distinctive faith aside, evangelicals are acting more and more like the rest of us
Evangelicals in America
White evangelicals are often seen as a conservative monolith. Their beliefs are more complicated than that--and their influence undeniable.
How much influence do you think born-again or evangelical Christians have had on American society?
A lot or some influence 60 pct.
A little or no influence 29 pct.
Do you agree that evangelical Christians have to fight for their voices to be heard by the American mainstream?
All Americans who agree 55 pct.
White evangelicals who agree 77 pct.
Do you favor or oppose allowing gays to marry legally?
Oppose 85 pct.
Favor 10 pct.
Should the U.S. Constitution be amended to ban gay marriage, or is it enough to prohibit gay marriage by law without changing the Constitution?
Enough to prohibit by law 52 pct.
Amend the Constitution 42 pct.
How would you describe yourself in political terms?
Conservative 58 pct.
Moderate 29 pct.
Liberal 6 pct.
Source: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
With Caroline Hsu and Angie C. Marek