White Evangelicals and the New Marist Poll


Here are some of the findings:

  • 72% of white evangelicals approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president (and 44% “strongly approve).
  • 71% of white evangelicals say that they will vote for a Republican in the 2018 midterms.
  • 58% of white evangelicals say that they are likely to vote for a congressional candidate in November 2018 who supports the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (27% of white evangelicals say that the confirmation of Kavanaugh will not make any difference in how they vote in November 2018).
  • 56% of white evangelicals have a “favorable impression” of Brett Kavanaugh. (31% are either “unsure” or have “never heard” of Kavanaugh).
  • Only 9% of white evangelicals have a “favorable impression” of Christine Blasey Ford.  59% of white evangelicals are “unsure” of her or have “never heard” of her.
  • 51% of white evangelicals have been following the Kavanaugh news coverage “very closely” or “closely.”
  • If Kavanaugh did commit the acts that Christine Blasey Ford said that he did, 48% of white evangelicals would still support his confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  • Only 14% of white evangelicals think Christine Blasey Ford told the truth about what happened at the party in high school.  41% are “not sure” who to believe.
  • 64% of white evangelicals support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

6 thoughts on “White Evangelicals and the New Marist Poll

  1. I am a white evangelical and I am 100% in opposition to these supposed “polls”. I am Christian and I vote for Democrats 95% of the time. I am Christian and have LBGTQ, Black, Hispanic and other non-white friends and family. How dare you use Christianity as a wedge between yourself and others you deem unworthy of being Christian. That is not what God intended. Love thy neighbor…..no if ands or buts about it.


  2. I’d like to propose that there is not enough evidence on either side to determine who is lying or not lying because no other witnesses were brought forth in defense of either Ford or Kavanaugh. I think the highly prized value here should be truth, and I don’t believe we have done enough to know the truth in this situation because due diligence was not done to thoroughly and completely investigate this issue from the start.

    Questions can be raised on a number of fronts, including the timing of the revelation. However, irrespective of how this issue came to light and the motives of those who brought it into the light, once the cat got out of the bag, the Judiciary Committee would have better served themselves, Kavanaugh, Ford, and the American public if they had petitioned the White House immediately to ask the FBI for a thorough vetting of the allegations, without strings or restrictions, before Ford of Kavanaugh came before them to tell their respective sides of the story. So much drama, so much pain and turmoil for both parties and their families would have been spared – and perhaps, just perhaps, the true intention may have been found out. Instead, we are left with yet another situation that further polarizes us, and more questions than answers.

    Asking the FBI to investigate only after the spectacle of Ford and Kavanaugh’s testimony was too little too late, not all that thorough in my humble opinion, and will not inspire confidence in those who feel the whole thing was mishandled from the beginning.


  3. evangelicals lost their soul, God, horrible!!

    White evangelicals are wrong and out of touch with God’s values.

    What, because they don’t take Prof. Christine Yarnpuller seriously? Here’s a suggestion, given that she did not attend school with either Kavanaugh or Judge, that her brother did not attend school with Kavanaugh or Judge, and that Judge’s sister did not attend school with her, how is it that she’s associated with Kavanaugh or Judge? She didn’t live particularly near either one (8 miles from the Kavanaughs, 6 miles + from the Judges) in a blob of tract developments where lived 500,000 people at that time. No one has contended the parents were acquainted (though Mr. Blasey and Mr. Kavanaugh may or may not have had a club membership in common). Four different individuals she named have said they have no recollection of this gathering at which she was ‘assaulted’ and the person she said introduced her to Kavanaugh has said he ‘has no knowledge or information regarding her claims’. Her ex (not the most credible witness, to be sure) has said that in six years with her, she mentioned no assault, flew in aeroplanes without complaint, and lived in a studio apartment with a single door. How much of what she said has to be unsubstantiated or discredited before the Democratic Party’s evangelical coterie can bring themselves to disregard it?


  4. Dear Rich,
    I believe your statement is predicated upon how we, as Christians, arrive at values. Personally, I think evangelicals have a reasonably sound methodology for arriving at “God’s values.” I’d be curious to know how you believe people should reach a set of values.


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