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Trump’s Share Of The White Evangelical Vote Was Huge

As I watched the election results come in last week, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. Everyone had gotten it wrong, from research centers to media polls to political pundits. I thought to myself, how could America elect a man who ran a campaign anchored in so much hateful rhetoric?

So I waited for the election data. And when I saw this article from Pew Research Center, I can’t say I was surprised.

Growing Pains

We Gather Together: The Religious Right And The Problem Of Interfaith Politics by Neil J. Young, Oxford University Press, 432 pp.

Anyone who has spent any amount of time observing the Religious Right understands that its members belong to different religious traditions. Protestants, Cath­olics and Mormons tend to dominate the movement despite their differences.  Its success as a political bloc owes largely to their unity.