POLL: White Evangelicals Have Warmed To Politicians Who Commit “Immoral” Acts

Danielle Kurtzleben of NPR reports that a majority of religious Americans believe that a candidate who has committed immoral acts can still perform their job effectively, according to a new PRRI/Brookings poll. The biggest change came from white evangelicals. Kurtzleben writes, “In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that ‘an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life.’ Now, 72 percent say so — a far bigger swing than other religious groups the poll studied.”

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