Is young, white evangelical support slipping for President Donald Trump?
The answer is “yes” and also “no” according to a political scientist who is constantly poring over numbers and opinions related to religion in the U.S.
Professor Ryan Burge of Eastern Illinois University reports at religionnews.com that he looked at the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, separating white Evangelicals into four age groups and then examining their partisan beliefs.
And what did he find? According to the figures, in 2018 just over 58 percent of Evangelicals under 35 identified as Republican. That's pretty close to the 61 percent of Evangelicals over 35.
“The results show no difference,” he writes, “in white evangelical voting based on age.”
Yet the professor also found, digging deeper, that younger Evangelicals are more liberal than their elders. So if they are issue voters, that could hurt support for Donald Trump on Election Day.
Alex McFarland of Truth for a New Generation says support for President Trump is flying under the radar of the mainstream media.
“There is a massive groundswell of support,” he says, “for President Trump.”
The embattled President, in fact, has actually watched public support for impeachment fall after weeks of Democratic-led impeachment hearings and, as of yesterday, impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Asked about Burge’s warning over more liberal young people, McFarland says it’s no surprise that young people who have been subjected to nothing bu left-wing views through public school and a public university would identify to the left on a number of issues.
What those young people need, he adds, is to read and study the ideas, warnings, and arguments from luminaries such as Chuck Colson, Dr. James Dobson, and Phyllis Schlafly.