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Fear and Voting on the Christian Right

posted on November 3, 2015

Thomas Lake of CNN writes about the power of conservative Christian voters in the 2016 election. According to Lake, “They worry that rejection of the new cultural norms will cost them jobs, businesses, college accreditation, even tax-exempt status for their churches.” Republican candidates like Ben Carson are finding success in the polls by playing into these fears. “Fearful and angry people vote,” said political science professor Dennis Goldford. “People may well vote to advance certain kinds of ideals, but they will also vote if it’s a matter of self-protection.”

Read at CNN