ABOVE: Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during a dinner with religious leaders at the White House in 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead, from WhiteHouse.gov)
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBTQ discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.
The findings point to an evangelical Protestant constituency that’s more firmly aligned with President Donald Trump’s agenda than other Americans of faith. White evangelicals were also more likely than members of other faiths to say religion should have at least some influence on policymaking.