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Janelle Wong Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post

June 19, 2018 American Studies | College of Arts and Humanities


Professor of American Studies Janelle Wong weighs in on why white evangelicals support Donald Trump.

By Janelle Wong | The Washington Post

"The media have been obsessed with white evangelicals’ unmovable support for Donald Trump. As a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows, white evangelicals continue to be dedicated to Trump. His support among this group is at the highest levels ever, despite his alleged moral trespasses and lack of religious orientation.

"My new book, “Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change,” shows white evangelicals are more conservative than other whites on policy issues including welfare, climate change and immigration. Their conservative reaction to demographic change is at the heart of their political agenda and perhaps a response to increasing racial diversity within their own religious community."

Read the complete op-ed in The Washington Post