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AMERICAN EVANGELICALS ARE MORE DIVERSE THAN EVER. BUT SOME DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF THE "EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT."

By Grace Hwang Lynch | PRI's The World

"An increasing number of Latinos and Asians identify as evangelical Christians across the US, even as the ranks of American evangelicals are shrinking overall. People who self-identify as evangelical or born-again Christians make up 26 percent of all Americans. Seventeen percent of white Americans identify as evangelicals, compared with 23 percent in 2006, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).

"After the 2016 election, University of Maryland Asian American studies professor Janelle Wong wondered if the increasing diversity in evangelical Christianity might change its politics. White evangelical Christians overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and continue to support the president’s policies, according to PRRI."

Read the complete article in PRI's The World.

Date of Publication: 
7/19/18