Hmm…. I wonder what explains this?
Back in 2011, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) asked voters if “an elected official who commits and immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life.”
In 2011, evangelical Christians were the least forgiving.
In October 2016, when PRRI asked the same question, evangelical Christians were the most forgiving. In other words “white evangelicals went from being the least likely to the most likely group to agree that a candidate’s personal immorality has no bearing on his performance in public office.”
PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones calls this “a head-spinning reversal.”
Read all about it in this piece at The New York Times.